Winners announced for In-View and Art Is Alive in Highland Park

Exhibitions Open to the Public until Jan. 28

 Staff Report

The Art Center – Highland Park (TAC) non-for-profit community art center announced the winners of its annual ‘In-View’ Member and Faculty Exhibition and ‘Art is Alive in Highland Park’ Exhibition at the recent opening night awards and recognition ceremony.

Best of Show went to Jenifer Cronin of Chicago for her carbon pencil on paper drawing titled What was Once a Home (South Throop Street). The work is priced at $2,800.  Gabrielle Rousso, TAC executive director and Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering presented the In-View recognitions. 

Mayor Nancy Rottering, left,
Mayor Nancy Rotering, left, and Gabrielle Rousso, TAC executive director, right, present Jenifer Cronin of Chicago with Best of Show. – TAC of Highland Park photo

Gabrielle Rousso,

Mayor Rotering also announced the awards for ‘Art is Alive in Highland Park’ which recognized outstanding talents of 20 local artists from elementary school through adult from over 90 artist submissions. First Place winners by age group include: Elementary School – Celeste Courtland; Middle School – (it was a tie) Rodrigo Soto and Kyle Connors; High School – Katherine Grinnell; Adult – (another tie) Laurence Segil and Beth Boyd.

 “A wide range of artistic experience and mediums, have created an exciting opportunity for TAC to showcase the phenomenal and unique talents of TAC’s members and faculty artists here on the North Shore, as well as from Chicago and 20 participating Chicagoland suburbs,” says Rousso.

 The exhibit features approximately 100 original works created by TAC students, members, faculty and emerging professional artists.

 ‘In-View’ and ‘Art is Alive in Highland Park’ will be on view through Jan. 28.

 A full list of winners and finalists can be found at


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