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Glen Ellyn Public Library Embraces Warhol

By: GEPL Staff


The library is excited to support Cleve Carney Museum of Art and McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage exhibition of Andy Warhol in summer of 2023.The Warhol Exhibition includes 94 works from Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop/Works from the Bank of America Collection on loan through Bank of America’s Art in our Communities program, and over 11,000 sq. ft. of interactive experiences including a Biographical exhibit, Video installation, 150+ photos taken by Warhol, Children’s Print Factory, Studio 54 experience and a Central Park-inspired outdoor space.

Warhol Pop Art Challenge

Glen Ellyn Public Library accepted ‘The DuPage Warhol Public Pop Art Challenge’ and is showcasing Cleveland Holmes, Gary Sinise, Billy Williams, and Amy Carlson in its windows! The Cleve Carney Museum of Art and the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage invited communities to participate in ‘The DuPage Warhol Public Pop Art Challenge ’ to showcase members of, highlight, and attract visitors to their community.

Artist Geoffrey Bevington has created 80 faces in 20 DuPage communities for the DuPage Warhol Pop Art Challenge.

Cleveland Holmes, Amy Carlson, Gary Sinise, Billy Williams

Library Programs Celebrating
2023 Summer Reading:
A Summer of Pop Art to benefit the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry


Warhol bananas

Item Collection for
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Birthday Bags

Monday, June 5-Wednesday, August 2

Help celebrate Glen Ellyn Food Pantry ’s 37th birthday by donating items for their Birthday Bag program. Please bring birthday cards, birthday candles, gift bags, cake mix, frosting, plates, and napkins for donation and leave them in one of the three huge Warhol Soup Cans on display in the library.

Warhol soup cans

Amy Carlson is an actor, best known for her roles in both television and film including projects such as Blue Bloods, Third Watch, and Too Big to Fail. Carlson grew up in Glen Ellyn and is a proud alumna of Glenbard West High School, where she excelled at track and field. She has been honored for her humanitarian efforts and work for gender equality. She also loves being a mom to her two children, coaching softball and continuing her activism.

Gary Sinise is an actor and has earned numerous accolades for his work in film, television, and theatre. Sinise is best known for his roles in Apollo 13, Of Mice and Men, and Forrest Gump. He attended Glenbard West High School for a few years before eventually moving and graduating from Highland Park High School. Sinise is a supporter of veterans’ organizations and frequently performs in USO tours around the world in the Lt. Dan Band. In 2011, he formed the Gary Sinise Foundation with the goal to serve and honor military members, veterans, first responders, and their families.

Billy Williams is a former left fielder who played in Major League Baseball from 1959 to 1976, playing primarily for the Chicago Cubs. He was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year in 1961 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1980, Williams and his family moved to Glen Ellyn and he began working as a coach for the Cubs, which he did for nearly two decades. Williams still lives in Glen Ellyn today. Note: The Warhol Pop Art Challenge art was created using Williams’ professional photo, in which they made him pose right handed so that he would match the other players.

Cleveland Holmes is a retired math teacher, who taught at Glenbard West High School. After getting out of the military and obtaining his master’s degree from the University of Illinois, he was invited to teach at the Hilltop in 1967. He went on to teach for thirty years and made a tremendous impact on his students during his time there. Holmes now spends his time volunteering at the Hospice and Palliative Care Unit at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital and through the “No Veteran Dies Alone” program.

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