FIRST FRIDAY – June 7th: Opening for “Chromatic Chicago” by Carla Markwart

Opening Reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. • Exhibit runs May 31st – June 28th

Carla Markwart

Artist Statement:

“Both my parents were artists and my father’s paintings of Chicago were always part of my life. In the last several years, I decided to try to paint my version of the city I was born in. These paintings have evolved from simplified geometry to more naturalistic imagery. Each painting suggests the next. I don’t think I will ever lose my fascination for the subject or for the way it brings me closer to my late father.”


Carla came to Galesburg in the summer of 1995 to participate in the 2 month Studios Midwest Art Residency. She wound up moving there in 1996, marrying and raising a son. Now that her son is in college, she has more studio time and the freedom to develop ideas she has thought about for a long time. Her interest in architecture goes through all her work as she looks back. Carla has decided, “It’s my subject and I’m sticking with it!”