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Wednesday, October 1 to Sunday, November 30, 2003
Sculptures by Susan Read Cronin


"Dive In"
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"Giddy Up"

"Soups On"

The exhibition has been generously supported by the Murken Insurance Company.
Katharine T. Carter and Associates organized the exhibition.

Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - Sunday, February 1, 2004
Journey of the Imagination
Illustrations by James Christensen

Illustrator James Christensen, inspired by fairy tales and myths, creates unusual characters in curious worlds that capture the viewer's attention and spark the imagination.
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Saturday March 6 - Sunday May 30, 2004
Out of the Ordinary

Presenting exceptional art and objects from private collections in the Fox Valley, the exhibition reveals personal styles, interests and fascinations. The exhibition begins in the Paine’s Main Gallery and continues throughout the mansion, contrasting the choices of contemporary collectors with those of Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine.

Saturday June 26 - Sunday October 2, 2004
Warhol and Lichtenstein

From soup cans to superheroes, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein blurred the distinction between high art and popular culture by using advertising and comic book images in their artwork. They are the two most influential figures of the Pop art movement of the 1960’s, and the Paine’s exhibition is the first major presentation of their work in the Fox Valley.

Sunday July 18 - Sunday October 17, 2004

Artists and horticulturalists collaborate to create exotic sculptures merging vessels and flora. By inventively designing containers and selecting living plants, the co-creators generate unusual “hybrids” that are each a unified artwork. The fantastical works of art are exhibited outdoors amidst the Paine’s extraordinary gardens.

Saturday November 13, 2004 - Sunday January 23, 2005
Natural Habitat

Merging the interior and exterior dimensions of the Paine, the exhibition presents artworks in the Main Gallery that are made from natural materials such as grass, bark, soil and plants. Natural Habitat juxtaposes domestic and organic environments while emphasizing the constantly changing aspects of nature and human life.


Coming in fall 2003

The new 1,200 sq. ft. gallery in the Paine house will offer interactive exhibits in the style of a children's museum. The gallery will have three sections, each with interpretive and interactive components. Discover the House! Orientation and Welcome tells the enchanting history and mystery of the Paine mansion. Models and family games will entice the curious. Discover Art! Looking and Creating focuses on different ways to look at art and experiments to make art. Community art displays will also be spotlighted. Discover Nature! Planting Seeds and Ideas offers explanations about the Paine gardens. Find take-home ideas for young green thumbs to try in their own backyards. The Family Discovery Gallery will be a fantastic place for kids and their families to try new things, engage the imagination and spend quality time together.

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Monday, September 29, 2003