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May 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Downtown West Chicago
Blooming Fest is a garden celebration with the West Chicago Garden Club’s annual plant sale at the heart of the celebration. Other attractions include crafters, live entertainment, great food and activities for the kids.
2017 Blooming Fest Vendor Applications are now available:
January 11, 2016 – Blooming Fest Vendors Wanted
West Chicago Public Library
118 West Washington Street
About the Artist, Thomas Mahady
Thomas D. Mahady was born in Nyack, New York, and raised in Stamford, Conneticut. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from South Hampton College and completed his final internship with Roy Lichtenstein. Tom continued his education with a Masters in Fine Arts from Hunter College in New York City.
Tom’s fine mural work can also be viewed at the St. Charles Municipal Center, the Glen Ellyn Brewery and the McChesney and Miller Grocery Store in Glen Ellyn, and the Villa Verona Restaurant in Geneva on Hamilton. His diverse works include oil portraits, landscapes, equestrian renderings in colored pencil, pen and ink and pastels.
Solo exhibits include the University of Illinois, Beverly Arts Center, Aurora College, Elaine Benson Gallery (Long Island), Campbell House Art Gallery, Owls Head Airport (Main) and Vox Populi (NYC) Tom has also participated in group shows at Harbor Square Gallery (Camden, ME), Visner Gallery (NYC), Westbeth Gallery (NYC), John Hancock Building (Chicago), Fermilab (Batavia), Cornelious Gallery New York and Gallery 129 ½ West State Street, Geneva, IL.
Sesquicentennial mural brochure .pdf (4.4 MB)
250 West National Street
I Love My Country, part of the Randolph Rose Collection, is a detailed bronze statue of children holding the American flag. It measures 39” x 60” x 81”H. The beautiful bronze patina sets off the red, white and blue of the American Flag for an inspiring and patriotic tribute to our military and our country.
The sculpture was dedicated by the West Chicago Park District at Remembering 9/11: A West Chicago Observance on September 11, 2011 on the 10th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America – a day that changed America and the world forever.
The sculpture is set in a memorial/meditation garden surrounded by soaring oak trees at Reed-Keppler Park. It provides a quiet place for reflection of our gratitude to the fallen heroes on that fateful day, as well as to our daily heroes who risk their lives every day to protect us and our nation, including our armed forces, police officers, and fire protection personnel.
Remembering 9/11: A West Chicago Observance Program – .pdf 220kb