Town Hall is Aurora’s Gallery, A Dramatic Skylight Gallery

Town Hall is Aurora’s Gallery, A Dramatic Skylight Gallery

Oct 3, 2011
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Kids – they love buttons, they love elevators. So here I am again after one hour walk in the Arboretum located close to the Town Hall, we ended up in the Aurora Town Hall.

I must say that our Town Hall is one amazing gallery. Everywhere I looked, outside the building, inside the building – there was always something to observe. I only been in the hall ‘fingers on my hand‘ times, but every time I am there I always stopped to look at the art.

Aurora Town Hall


Aurora Town Hall


When first time I visited Town Hall few years ago, the quilt hanging on the wall between first and second floor was something I always admired. To make a quilt like this one takes a lot of energy, attention to detail and patience.

If I am not mistaken, the quilt represents Aurora heritage places or Aurora historic places of interest.

Aurora Quilt


Now this is where I was wrong. I never made to the third floor before, so I always thought that second floor was the Skylight gallery.

That day, while admiring all the artwork on the walls, a receptionist lady informed us about the Skylight gallery on the third floor. ‘Nice, more to discover‘ – I thought to myself.

Aurora Town Hall, Second Floor


Walking up to the third floor to the Skylight gallery we found this intriguing collage on the wall.

Art, Third Floor Near by Skylight Gallery


Finally we made all the way up via stairs. Matthew really wanted to get the elevator ride, so I told him we will do that from the third floor.

When we got there the gallery did not see as dramatic as described on town’s website.

In Aurora, nurturing a high quality of life for residents includes fostering a love of the arts. Right in the Town Hall on the third floor, the Skylight Gallery is a fabulous open space topped by a dramatic skylight – an area devoted to exhibitions of work by local and area painters and sculptors. Backboards and track lighting are set up to display artwork in a striking setting, and admission to this ever-changing art show is free.‘ Source: Town of Aurora.

For the month of September a captivating art of Bud Switzer and Mariann O’Neill was featured.

So what is the fuss about the Skylight gallery. Well that day it was too much sunlight shining at the gallery. Light creates shadows, so the poked holes on the black boards were drawing me away from the art. You can see more imperfections in intense sunlight. Never mind the sun’s UV light can be damaging to the artwork, initiating the fading process. To me art gallery should always have subdued light.

Having said that, I still think that it is nice thing for the town to offer all that free space to showcase the local artists. Ouch, only painters and sculptors are allowed. May be one day they will add local photographers. Just something to think about.

Skylight Gallery


And that was it. We found our way to the elevator on the third floor and out we go. But just before we entered the elevator, I found this sketch collage on the wall. I had to be pulled away because someone was ready for the elevator ride. Technology helps in this matter – I took a snapshot to enjoy it later.

Art, Hall Way


So next time, if you never been to the Skylight gallery before, remember it is on the third floor.

Heads up. I visited Skylight gallery today and I must say – that was one dramatic and captivating showcase for the month of October. More in the next post.


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Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.

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