October Program

October 14, 2015, 7 pm
Imagist Art Collection
Elmhurst College Library

Join us for a tour of the acclaimed Elmhurst College Art Collection for the first time or to become reacquainted with these significant pieces of Chicago Imagist and
Abstractionist art. Suellen Rocca, the College’s Art Curator and original Imagist artist, will conduct a private tour of the collection which represents what art critic James Yood
called “the best single overview of art from 1966 to 1985 in any public institution.”

Imagist Art was one of the first major art movements to give women an equal role. Individual pieces have been referred to as funky, irreverent, highly creative, dreamlike, detailed, and wicked. Originally, the critics (ask Rocca about the “Hairy Who”) were not overly fond of the works these artists were creating.

Today Imagist art can be found in art museums and important collections throughout the world. Come and learn more: Meet us inside the main doors at the Elmhurst College
Library on the West side of the building by the circular fountain.

For more information contact Jane Jegerski. Please note the change in date from the 2015-16 Yearbook.

AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch is dedicated to the AAUW mission
of advancing equity for women and girls
through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Visitors and prospective members are welcome to all of our meetings.  If you are interested in joining our branch, please come to one of our meetings and ask for a membership application.

Elmhurst Branch Philanthropic Activities

For over 50 years, the Elmhurst Area Branch has sponsored an annual Used Book Sale. This is our primary philanthropic activity. The sale is usually held the first Thursday-Sunday in August at an Elmhurst school. The proceeds from this sale are used to fund AAUW research, grants and scholarships for women on the national and local level. The 2014 Book Sale was another resounding success, raising funds for scholarships and providing an inexpensive place for the community to shop for a complete range of books.

In December, Elmhurst Branch Members wrap books at Barnes & Noble in Oak Brook. Funds from this activity are donated to AAUW-related causes.

Elmhurst Branch Activities

The Branch has general meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May.  Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and are usually held at the Elmhurst Public Library.  For details on this year’s program line up, see the Program page.

In the summer, our members are actively involved in preparing for the Annual Used Book Sale. Volunteers are always welcome.

The Branch also has a number of special study groups.  These currently include:

    • Book Discussion Group
    • Noontime Potpourri of  Ideas Discussion Group
    • Half the Sky
    • Get Out the Vote Campaign

AAUW Value Promise

By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

AAUW Mission Statement

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Accepting members with Associates Degrees or higher.