Migration of the Line: Drawings and Paintings by Lelde Kalmite

Exhibit: Monday, September 11 – Monday, October 16

Reception: Friday, September 22, 6:30pm-8:30pm

The exhibition documents an on-going process of incorporating line drawings in ink with abstract paintings inspired by landscape. Since receiving BFA and MFA degrees from the University of Chicago, Lelde has exhibited her work in Chicago, the Midwest and Europe. She currently maintains a studio and serves as curator at Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.


The Art of Miniature Painting with Marium Rana

The Art of Miniature Painting with Marium Rana

Sunday, Sept. 24, 12:30pm – 3:00pm

The McCord Gallery and Moraine Valley Community College will host Marium Rana’s Modern Miniature Painting workshop on September 24. Rana is an American born Pakistani artist currently living in Florida whose exhibition A Place to Call Home will exhibit at the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery at Moraine Valley Community College from September 25-October 28, 2017. Rana’s Modern Miniature Painting workshop is a residency, working with local community during the installation of her exhibition. Rana studied with master miniature painter Naheed Fahkar in Pakistan during her undergraduate education, and the workshop will explore ideas of traditional miniature painting, as well as her adaptations when returning to the United States creating a modern version of this medium due to material limitations and her personal artistic practice. Traditionally, miniature paintings are made using a brush made from 1 hair from a squirrel’s tail and use techniques such as full color opaque painting, transparent washes, use of black ink, and marbling. Learn about her artistic process and try your hand at working with gouache while she guides artists through using both traditional and modern miniature painting techniques including using tea bags and learn the traditional layout of the paintings and border techniques.

Rana’s A Place to Call Home exhibition at the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery depicts the complexity of belonging to two different cultures and trying to make a home out of stories and moments one has not personally experienced with her painted landscapes that do not exist in our tangible world. This artist in residency program and exhibition is part of Moraine Valley’sMOSAICS: Muslim Voices in America programming made possible by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals Building Bridges: Arts Culture and Identity, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Materials List:

Gouache or tempera paint set

Metallic gold gouache or acrylic gold gouache

Eye Dropper

Light wood board or cardboard (to set artwork on lap)

Mug/tea cup

One watercolor brush for a flat wash

Tiny paint brushes (smallerst possible, ex: 20/0)

Mechanical pencil


$35/45  member/non-member



Design Your Perennial Garden with MaryAnn Nowak

Design Your Perennial Garden with MaryAnn Nowak

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 9:30am – 11:30am or

Saturday, Sept. 23, 9:30am – 11:30am

Now is the time to take advantage of fall plant sales. In this workshop you will learn how to create a garden with the amount of maintenance you prefer. With proper placement you can create a floral display throughout the growing season. Proper exposure and conditions will help your garden flourish. Bring a photo and measurements of your outdoor space and receive excellent advice from an expert.

$30/35 per session (member/non-member)

Call today to register! (708) 671-0648