I’m delighted to announce that my solo art show, Implied Horizons: Watercolors By Anne Nordhaus-Bike, opens Friday, Nov. 3, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 2. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
It will be held in Northbrook, IL, and it opens with a special artist reception on Nov. 3, starting at 5:30 p.m.
I’m also giving an artist talk on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. I hope you can join me for the talk: I’m so looking forward to showing you my latest creations and sharing some behind the scenes stories.
My Roots In Northbrook—And In Art
This show takes me back to my roots in a big way. I grew up in Northbrook and lived there until my mid-20s. Also, I got my artistic start as a watercolor painter there.
So it’s been wonderful to go back to my hometown to plan this show, which is being held at the Five Seasons Family Sports Club. Every time I’ve gone there these past few months, I’ve been reminded of so many people and experiences from the past, even as I see how much Northbrook has changed over the years.
Five Seasons Family Sports Club
And it’s a great thrill to have the opportunity to share my latest paintings with you in such a great setting: the beautiful Five Seasons Family Sports Club, located at 1300 Techny Rd. in Northbrook, IL. Five Seasons is a premier year-round high-energy, high touch sports club focused on family leisure and entertainment, improving sports performance, and maintaining overall health.
The club is a gorgeous setting for showcasing my work. And everyone at Five Seasons has been so gracious in helping me create this opportunity to share my paintings with you and with their members and with the general public. All of us are so excited to for you to see what I’ve been up to artistically for the past several months.
More About Implied Horizons
Implied Horizons: Watercolors By Anne Nordhaus-Bike presents 21 of my latest watercolors. None of these paintings has ever been exhibited before.
This series came about while I was exploring the interplay and synthesis that occur when disparate things come together along an axis, implying a horizon. I loved seeing how I could combine contrasting colors and even quite bold ones and still evoke a feeling of peace.
The Implied Horizons series also represents a new freedom for me. I allowed myself to embrace a spirit of play and experimentation while painting, resulting in works filled with loose and energetic brushwork. And I let my intuition guide me in choosing and applying the colors, some of which are combinations of pastels while others feature brighter colors with high contrast.
You’ll find that all these paintings carry an essence of peace, stillness, and tranquility. My wish for you is that you’ll feel my personality as you gaze at these works, share my joy in creating them, and gain a deeper sense of peacefulness.
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 3, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The opening reception for Implied Horizons: Watercolors By Anne Nordhaus-Bike is on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
The show will be on display through Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.
Artist Talk: Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m.
As part of this month-long show, Implied Horizons: Watercolors By Anne Nordhaus-Bike, I’ll be giving an artist talk on Sunday, November 12, at 2 p.m. Like the exhibit, this special event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Do plan to join me. I’m looking forward to talking one on one with everyone who comes and sharing all the background and inside stories about some of the paintings in the show. You’ll hear more about my background, artistic process, and how these paintings came to life in my studio.
All events are free and open to the public.
Club Location And Hours
Five Seasons Family Sports Club is located at 1300 Techny Rd. in Northbrook, IL.
Implied Horizons is open during regular club hours, which are Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 847-897-5030 or visit the Five Seasons website.
Please Join Me Nov. 3!
I’m looking forward to seeing you at the opening reception for Implied Horizons: Watercolors By Anne Nordhaus-Bike on Friday, Nov. 3. Do plan to join me!
Marie Balice-Ward says
Anne, I cannot wait to see your 21 watercolor works! I truly love watercolor art. Again congratulations! You are so very talented and awesome.
Anne Nordhaus-Bike says
Thank you so much, Marie! It will be great to see you Nov. 3!!
Cathy Kiepura says
Unfortunately, I will miss the opening night. We are flying home from Orlando that day.
I will definitely be able to see your work during the show dates. Looking forward to it and very excited for you!
Anne Nordhaus-Bike says
Cathy, great to hear from you! Enjoy your trip, and if you come on the 12th for the artist talk, I will see you then!