Moschel major promoter of the arts in Glenview
Updated: April 1, 2013 6:27AM
GLENVIEW — Gloria Moschel, a Glenview resident of 16 years, appreciates volunteers.
After all, she’s a volunteer herself as vice president and gallery chairman for the Glenview Art League. An early January giclee demonstration brought out an impressive turnout and a large number of volunteers, like Moschel, who help to plan events such as these. At that Westbrook Elementary School event on Greenwood Road, the process of giclee was explained. Giclee is becoming a preferred printmaking source for artists, many of them watercolorists, who seek high quality papers, which have archival shelf life.
Moschel, also a watercolorist, has two daughters, Lisa, of Austin, Texas. Her daughter Jackie, an attorney, lives in Glenview. A Carl Schurz (Chicago) High School graduate, Moschel studied at Northeastern Illinois University and the Art Institute of Chicago. A Chicago Taft High School art teacher for seven years, Moschel has four grandchildren.
She exhibited her works last summer at Northbrook’s Zapatista Restaurant in Willow Festival at Waukegan and Willow Roads. Her painting “The Shepherds” exhibited (at Zapatista) profiled shepherds on a mountain range on a high plateau in Central Mexico (a favorite country of Moschel’s). It was painted about a year ago and was created from a photograph taken at a hazy sundown. It is a favorite work of Moschel’s. Moschel also likes Ecuador and visited that country recently where she enjoyed the very clear air, the high elevations and the colors which are very vibrant. Gloria Moschel encourages inquiries about her art at email@example.com. Visit the Glenview Art League at www.glenviewartleague.org/. View the webisode interview with Moschel at www.glenview.suntimes.com.
Q. Why is volunteerism so important for the Glenview Art League?
A. We only have one paid staff (member) and she’s part-time so the rest of us all donate our time freely, I might add. I’ve always wanted to give back to the community. And I enjoy passing art education on to others. One of our goals is to bring art to the community and foster art appreciation especially to the young people. Obviously, there’s an interest in learning more about art and we have a broad spectrum of artists come to demonstrations, almost once a month.
Q. Being a volunteer, how does that speak to your soul?
A. It’s where your heart is. We have a number of galleries and each gallery needs a manager and the group of galleries needs a chairman and it happens to be me right now. For 2013, we have a new board, all new officers. We’re hoping continued success and we’re hoping to grow our organization considerably.
Q. How can people support the mission of the Glenview Art League?
A. Our business community can support us more by giving us gallery space and opportunities to exhibit artworks, by sponsoring our art fair each year, which in turn pays for the youth art fair in the winter. There are many things that the business community can do. The art community is rather close knit. We have a lot in common with each other. No matter what our medium is, we still have the same goals.