Artist of the Month

Each month a different artist’s work is featured on the second floor of the library. A “Meet the Artist” event for this month is on Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m.

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June: David Carlson

Foragers of Forest and Fen: Color Pencil Drawings

Explore the birds of the Orland Park area, the natural worlds they inhabit, and elements of abstract dream imagery by local artist David Carlson (aka Davincrow). These foragers of forests and fens all need to navigate the planet to find their preferred foods, their shelters, and to raise the next generation. Even plants and trees forage in their own ways for water, sunlight, and minerals in the soil. One just needs to step outside and look around to experience the ongoing miracle of nature.

David is an avid birder and translates his passions for birding and modern art into intensely detailed works using pencil on paper, with hidden images that reveal a sense of exploration and self-discovery.

The pieces shown here are a sampling of David’s exhibit, which you can visit in person during the month of June on the 2nd floor of the library.

Note: When you click on any of the images, a slideshow will open that will allow you to enjoy all images in a larger size. Click on the right or left arrows to view images. Click on the “x” at the top-left corner of the slideshow to go back to main page.

All artwork (c) 2023 by David Carlson.

Upcoming Artists:

July: Elaine Luther

Previous Artists

Pate Conaway
Daiva Karuza and Linda Platt
Mythical Monsters: Group Art Show
Peter Bosy

Interested in displaying?

Contact the Outreach Services Department at
(708) 428-5110 or to inquire about the art wall or our display cases.