Trickster Gallery, Schaumburg

Trickster Gallery, Schaumburg
Trickster Gallery, Schaumburg

Last Saturday I visited the Trickster Gallery for the first time. It's right across the pond from the Schaumburg Library and has been for 7 years. I hit the Schaumburg Library almost every week but never took the time to visit Trickster Gallery. The space it occupies was originally a gym which was then taken over by the city of Schaumburg who then leased out the space (for a dollar a year I think) to an art gallery. They weren't able to make a go of it and closed. The Trickster Gallery moved in and opened in 2005. Its stated purpose is to support the Arts Department of the American Indian Center of Chicago. According to the Trickster web site:

Trickster Gallery is the only Native American owned and operated arts institution in the State of Illinois and is dedicated to providing space for first-voice arts. The Gallery features contemporary Native art (post 1960s) and augments exhibits with film screenings, featured speakers, panel discussions, school tours and educator workshops.

As a side note, my Mother's Father's Mother was a Cherokee from Alabama. She was born during the Civil War and my Mother remembered as a child her Grandmother telling her stories about what life was like during Reconstruction.

Trickster Gallery exterior, Schaumburg
Outside the Trickster Gallery, Schaumburg

At the time of my visit, there were three exhibits. The first consisted of a show of black and white photography by Michael Wesley.
The second exhibition was a Day of the Dead art show featuring the work of several artists. Two very large artworks were wall murals. The most impressive art in this exhibit was a large tree of skulls mural painted by Emmanuel White Eagle. The third exhibit, which occupied the entire second floor, was of framed bead work by Douglas Limón of Limón Fine Art.

The gallery also is home to a small gift shop. Admission to the gallery is free but visitors are encouraged to make a donation to support the gallery.

Trickster Gallery
190 S. Roselle Rd.,
Schaumburg, IL 60193 ·

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