1st Friday Art Show

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1st Friday Art Show At The Dole was voted 2014 – 2016 Best Gallery in McHenry County by the Northwest Herald Readers’ Choice Awards!


1st Friday Art Show At The Dole – People living in and near McHenry County, and all of the Chicagoland area, will have the opportunity to enjoy an artistic evening with wonderful featured art, the chance to meet and mingle with artists, and the possibility purchase an original piece of work. Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole is proud to welcome the community to the next 1st Friday Art Show Friday, April 7th from 5:00 to 8:00pm.

$5 Suggested Donation- Your financial contribution supports the historic preservation of the Dole Mansion and Lakeside Programs.

Supported by: McHenry County Community Foundation & The Foglia Family Foundation.

DOLE GALLERY:  Round and Round

  • Name: Johana Moscoso
  • Year: 2016
  • Medium: Performative Installation
  • Dimensions: Variable
  • Photographer: Nancy Valladares

Round and Round is a performance and fiber art installation by artist Johana Moscoso. This solo exhibition celebrates her family’s migrations to the United States of America, and reflects on gender and labor. It involves a collaboration with Latinas seamstresses who are immigrants or first-generation Americans living in Chicago. This exhibition is partially supported by the Individual Artist Program Grant of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through which federal funds are provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

BIO: Johana Moscoso is an artist who explores co-narratives of South American and North American cultures. She incorporates a variety of mediums into installations that express her interest in gender roles, culture, and migration.

In her fiber work she utilizes stitch and embroidery to create tapestries that reference the migratory journeys of her family. These tapestries become abstract maps made that trace the time, labor, and nostalgia of these journeys. In her performance work she strives to evoke intimate feelings that cannot be described in words but are better expressed through movement. By using traditional Latino and caribbean dances (such as salsa, merengue, and soka) in her performances Moscoso questions gender roles in Hispanic culture. Engaging these fragile human states is the pivotal endeavor in her performance work.

Ultimately, her application of fiber, textiles and performance with physical environments has enabled her to create performative installations that empower the feminine presence and celebrate culture and migration.

Sage: Arts in Action – Lakeside Arts Park – Resident Partner Artists

 Exhibition Sponsor: 

Visual Arts | Performing Arts | Live Demos | Live Music | Open Studios


Ashley Rufino

Creative Arts, Inc.

Janet Kay

Jeanine Hill-Soldner

Johanna Gullick

Jake Lizzio

Joe Diamond

Joseph Watychowicz

Maryann Kot


Wendy Moylan