Please Don't Feed the Animals

The fantastic creatures of Donna Castellanos on view in The Showcase Window twenty four hours a day from The Scale House plaze of The Norton Building

January 21, 2021 to June 30, 2021

Artist Donna Castellanos from Elmhurst, Illinois has taken over the Showcase Window and filled it with her handmade creations of animals, creatures and critters in a whimsical display that will bring smiles to everyone’s faces.   Castellanos employs re-purposed and recycled material into her art making practice and creations, including encyclopedias, leather, discarded felted fabrics and other ephemera.    Each creature has its own distinct personality as they interact and engage with the viewer through the window.The installation is available to be seen seven (7) days a week, twenty-four (24) hours a day.  We recommend viewing the installation at night when the entire installation is aglow.  Selfies and photographs are always welcome to be taken and shared using the hashtag, #ISManimals to potentially be posted to Illinois State Museum social media platforms.

The Lockport Gallery features rotating exhibitions highlighting the art and visual culture of Illinois.
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