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  • Writer's pictureLynne Kornecki

6/2/23 Opening Reception, "Corazon de carton" 6-9 PM at Gallery 200 in West Chicago, IL


PHOTO CREDIT: Sue Tripp...One of the outstanding pieces of cardboard art in this exhibition at Gallery 200, West Chicago, IL, 103 Washington Street. Scroll down to view more art...


EXHIBITION DATES: June 2 - August 25, 2023

WHERE: Gallery 200, 103 Washington Street, West Chicago, IL

OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, June 2 includes refreshments and the chance to meet the artists

ADMISSION: Free

GALLERY HOURS: Thursday-Sunday 2-6 PM


"Corazon de carton" is a gallery exhibition of cardboard art by women cartoneros that include Miriam Fernandez and Gloria Contreras. Cartoneros are informal pickers who collect recyclable materials, paper and cardboard. The women featured in this exhibition use their skills and creativity to transform cardboard into beautiful and functional objects. These include Albrijes, pinatas and other interesting art pieces. All items are for sale, and proceeds will benefit the women cartoneros who created them.






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