Oak Park Art Walk Features Ragdale Artists

Oak Park Art Walk Features Ragdale Artists

Take a stroll or bike ride in Oak Park on Sunday, August 7 and discover outdoor
sculpture by artists creatively linked to Ragdale, the artists’ retreat in Lake Forest. Light refreshments served at each stop from 3-5pm. Free and open to the public.

“The Garden of Good”
Artist: Sylvia Shaw Judson
Oak Park Art League, 720 Chicago Ave, Oak Park
Best known for the “Bird Girl” that graced the cover of John Berendt’s Midnight of the Garden of Good and Evil, Judson’s iconic sculptures interplay with nature in the front courtyard of the Oak Park Art League. Born in 1897, Sylvia Shaw Judson is the accomplished daughter of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, whose historic country estate became the Ragdale artists’ retreat in 1976. oakparkartleague.org

“Graze”
Artists: Margot McMahon and Antonio Torres of The Bitterang Farm
310 S. Humphrey Ave, Oak Park
“Graze” interprets a large scale domestic or wild hoofed Bovine trusted by the offspring that it protects and nurtures.  The sculpture is embedded with grass and flower seeds that will sprout throughout the summer. Architect Antonio Torres design won the 2014 competition to build the Ragdale Ring garden theater, while noted sculptor and Ragdale Trustee Margot McMahon apprenticed with artist Sylvia Shaw Judson.
margotmcmahon.com bittertang.com

“Terrain”
Artists: Diane Christenson and Shoshanna Utchenik
704 Highland Avenue, Oak Park
Founded in 2011, Terrain features creative interventions into the conventional landscape of artist Sabina Ott’s front yard by emerging and established artists. Accessible year-round, 24 hours a day, Terrain offers discovery and surprise to the community. Sabina Ott was a featured visual artist at Ragdale’s 2016 Novel Affair. terrainexhibitions.com

For further information contact mcmahonmargot@gmail.com
Divvy bikes available at the Oak Park Green Line.