Sabbatical Exhibitions by Mary Lou Stewart, Lynn Hill Begin Feb. 24

February 19, 2020 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Sabbatical Exhibitions, an art exhibition showcasing work created by Elmhurst College art professors Mary Lou Stewart and Lynn Hill during their recent sabbaticals, will begin on Feb. 24 at the College.

Stewart, who teaches painting and drawing, will display her large-scale paintings composed of organic abstract forms, along with her preparatory studies. Stewart has been a practicing artist for more than 30 years, creating both large- and small-scale abstract landscape acrylic paintings with collage elements stressing pattern and texture. Her work has received several honors and is included in museums and private collections nationally. 

Hill, who teaches digital imaging and photography, will show works resulting from her experiments with digital mixed media. Hill’s previous work reflected her eagerness to engage with and personally interpret different cultures, and projects led her to India, the U.K. and South Africa. Hill’s current body of work reflects influences closer to home, as she is inspired by the landscapes of rural northern Illinois and the Midwest. Her works have been exhibited in both conventional and online galleries.

Sabbatical Exhibitions will be on display from Monday, Feb. 24, through Saturday, March 21, in the Frick Center, Founders Lounge. A reception will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the Founders Lounge, with artist talks at 5:00 p.m. Admission to the exhibit and reception are free and all are welcome. For more information, call (630) 617-6110.

This exhibition is one of about a dozen art shows that Elmhurst College hosts each academic year in two campus venues. In addition, the College’s A.C. Buehler Library permanently houses the College’s unparalleled collection of Chicago Imagist and Abstractionist Art, which explores the vibrant, often outrageous, yet precisely crafted works of Chicago artists between 1950 and the present. For more information, please contact Suellen Rocca at (630) 617-6110 or

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