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Narrow Gallery Art Opening for Veronica Hallissey

Veronica Hallissey's wall quilts will be on display in the Narrow Gallery in the Oak Park Arms retirement community. A wine and cheese reception will take place for the opening of a new art installation at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Narrow Gallery, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

Veronica Hallissey, an artist and author, will be displaying her “Wall Quilts.” This exhibition will feature a series of “want to be touched 18th and 19th century” winter scenes in the form of quilted wall hangings.

“I find my greatest peace when working with winter scenes from the 18th and 19th centuries,” Hallissey said. “I find refreshment pouring into me when I work with wall quilts. Old memories are brought forth making new ones for the young.”

In addition, the exhibit will feature a reading from her book of poetry, “Kiss the Moon.” Her latest book, “The Last Bird Sings,” along with “Kiss the Moon,” will also be available for purchase.

Hallissey has been writing since the 1960s. Born in Lockport, NY, she graduated from the University of Buffalo. Her poetry has been published in a variety of small press magazines. She is known for bringing her unusual point of view to her poetry, combining strong natural images with a deep spiritual language. She currently lives in Gurnee, IL with her husband.

The gallery can be viewed daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Friday, March 15th.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The reception is free and open to the public. The works will be on display until Friday, March 15th. Call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.

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