Garlands of Barrington member Carolyn Schweigert Husemoller, 81, knows a thing or two about art.
A co-founder of Barrington’s Kaleidoscope School of Fine Art, Carolyn once made the arrangements for the center’s popular gallery shows. She also helped establish Barrington’s renown Art in the Barn juried art show and successful annual fundraiser for Good Shepherd Hospital.
It isn’t surprising that this art major raised an artist as well, daughter Rebecca Kay, of Crystal Lake who studied art at Millikin University back in the ‘80s. Rebecca in turn raised Laurel Kay, an art major as well, who attended Crystal Lake South and graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2014.
All three – mother, daughter and granddaughter – will display their work at The Gallery at The Garlands and host an opening reception on Mother’s Day, May 12, at 2pm.
Carolyn will display her own work and curate pieces from other artists she selects from her private collection. Daughter Becky’s work is inspired by nature and combines a lifelong dedication to creating good design with rich textures. Laurel’s body of work focuses on black and white images including two self-portraits.
The public is invited to view the “Three Generations of Art Majors” exhibit at The Gallery at The Garlands, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, off Northwest Highway by the Barrington Area Library, daily from May 9 through June 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. free of charge. For more information, please call The Garlands concierge at 847-756-3000.