Seeking Is In-Town Gallery's December Exhibit

Monday, November 27, 2017
Flowing Downhill, Margaret Park, watercolor on yupo
Flowing Downhill, Margaret Park, watercolor on yupo

Margaret Park’s front-wall, feature show entitled “Seeking” will open with a reception Friday, from 5-9 p.m. at In-Town Gallery at 26A Frazier Ave. on the North Shore. 

Review for Margaret Park and "Seeking":

Chicago native Ms. Park studied at the American Academy of Art, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Art House and Hyde Park Art Center/University of Chicago.   A lengthy list of exhibitions and publications bear testament to her continuous commitment as a fine artist.  Although she does not confine herself to working in one medium, this series is watercolor on Yupo, a synthetic, polypropylene paper that is acid free and nearly indestructible.    Some of the special effects come from it’s non-absorbent, resistance to water.  This results in a subtle blending of colors and adaptability to pouring techniques.  

 Throughout her years Ms. Park reveals that painting has always been a spiritual thing to her, a search for peace and harmony within ourselves - hence the title “Seeking”.  “In both our conscious and subconscious  selves, we are eternally seeking a quiet center of peace, joy and harmony.  As the year winds down, the days grow shorter, and many of our spiritual holidays commence.  That seeking needs to be central in our lives.  And yet we become frenzied as we prepare for these holidays instead of preparing for them by quiet meditation or introspection.”  The artist’s hope is that you will be drawn into these pieces and then into your own inner peace, finding the spiritual center within each viewer.   

This front wall exhibition runs through the month of December.   All member artist’s work is displayed continuously throughout the gallery and rotated frequently.   In-TownGallery is open every day, year round, except for major holidays.  For more information visit and

Above and Below, Margaret Park, watercolor on yupo
Above and Below, Margaret Park, watercolor on yupo

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