Ellen Holtzblatt’s Chicago Exhibits

Holtzblatt’s art is featured in two exhibits:

Under the Sun: Landscape As Allegory

Harold Washington Library Center

400 S. State Street, Chicago 60605, 8th Floor exhibit cases

February 1 to April 15, 2016

Monday – Thursday, 9 – 9, Friday and Saturday, 9 – 5, Sunday,1 – 5

Ellen Holtzblatt’s paintings explore the connection between the physical and the spiritual, in which land, sky and sea become allegories for psyche and emotion. Holtzblatt chooses disparate but specific places, such as the Midwestern prairie, Scottish islands and the coast of Maine to express how nature, seeming beyond the control of humans, can stir the soul.

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Holtzblatt – Waters Above



February 8 to March 9, 2016

MondayThursday9 – 3, Wednesday & Thursday5 -7 , or by appointment

Reception: Thursday, February 11, 4:30 PM to 7 PM


Christopher Art Gallery , Prairie State College 

202 S. Halsted Street, Chicago Heights

Holtzblatt – Soul you have given
Group exhibition of portraits emphasizing the psychological mood of the model, capturing memory. “The artists in ‘Memory’ have created portraits of various individuals in which the likeness of the sitter is less important than what the artist choses to reflect about his or her sitter in terms of mood, personality and the psychology of the sitter,” said gallery Director Beth Shadur, curator of the exhibit. “As viewers, we feel the intimacy of each moment portrayed, and feel privileged to be ‘allowed in’ to observe what may be a very private moment and the inner self of the sitter.”
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Waters Above, oil on panel, 36″ x 48″, 2016
The Soul You Have Given Me Is Pure, oil on paper on panel, 24″ x 24″, 2015.