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Steve Rebora: Retrospective
July 14 through September 2
Opening Reception: Friday, July 14, 5-9 pm

Please join us at Vale Craft Gallery on Friday, July 14 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm for a reception
to celebrate the life and work of Chicago artist Steve Rebora. A beloved Vale Craft Gallery
artist for the past 18 years, Steve Rebora passed away on June 9 at the age of 83.
A retrospective exhibition with over 30 of Steve's sculptures will continue at the gallery
through September 2. The show of painted wood sculptures will feature a wide range of Steve
Rebora's whimsical subjects including birdhouse birds, magician's rabbits, boaters, cowboys,
puppets, gargoyles, angels, and Santa Claus figures. A cartoonist as a young man with a B.A.
in Fine Art from the University of Notre Dame, Steve returned to making wood sculpture after
his retirement from the floor covering industry. His humorous and lighthearted pieces
achieve the effect of a three-dimensional, vibrantly colored cartoon.

Also on view at Vale Craft Gallery will be our Summer Group Show featuring work by over 50
artists, including Steve's wife, Joyce Rebora. The July 14 reception is held in conjunction
with the River North Art District's Midsummer Art Walk, a special evening of receptions at
20 neighborhood galleries.


More About Steve Rebora


Chicago Sun Times






Online Show Catalog


For additional information or images, please contact:
Vale Craft Gallery at 312-337-3525 or

Archive of Past Events

Vale Craft Gallery

230 West Superior Street - Chicago, IL. 60654

Phone: 312.337.3525 - Fax: 312.337.3530


Directions to Gallery

Regular Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 10:30am to 5:30pm

Saturday: 11:00am to 5:00 pm

Extended Gallery Hours on First Fridays

10:30am to 7:00pm


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About Vale Craft Gallery:
Located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant River North gallery district, Vale Craft Gallery exhibits and sells contemporary American fine craft
and sculpture including works in clay, fiber, metal, glass, wood and mixed media. Since 1992, gallery owner Peter Vale has shown an
eclectic and affordable collection of decorative, functional, and sculptural artwork by both local and national artists. Vale Craft Gallery
features colorful textiles, beautiful glass objects, handcrafted furniture, innovative ceramics, whimsical sculpture, and unique jewelry.