Click here to read the article directly from the newspaper Resilience with a capital 'R'Local artist keeps bouncing backForest Park ReviewPublished November 3, 2020 By Tom Holmes In a community looking for models of resilience, Heather Kadlec would be near the top of the list. The Forest Park resident had been a beloved teacher in Brookfield until, at the age of 41, she suffered a stroke in 2011, leaving her unable to speak more than a few words and not able to use her right hand. She went through the normal stages of grieving the loss of something precious, and as she...
Click here to read the direct link to the article Women of Substance: Heather Kadlec ShackBy Cheryl RauschThe story of the next Woman of Substance is one of resilence in it's truest form. Her path to becoming an artist is especially inspiring, and her work reflects her amazing soul. Heather is definitely someone you should all know. A HUGE thank you goes to another Woman of Substance- Jennifer McDonnell- for introducing us. To follow Heather and her works, check out her websites at: https://hmkliving.com and https://www.hmkwatercolors.com!
Join Heather on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at a Pop-Up Art Show hosted by The Compassion Factory, 9210 Broadway Ave., Brookfield, IL. The event features the handmade artwork of several local artisans working in a variety of mediums. It is free and open to the public. Plan ahead for your holiday shopping! *Please Note: The Compassion Factory Pop-Up events will be held two weekends in November, but Heather will only be participating in the Nov. 16 show. Hope to see you there!
Join Heather at an Open House Heather has been hard at work creating new paintings (including from Italy and Thailand travels) and is excited to share them during an open house at Fortunate Discoveries Art + Design on Armitage. Heather’s limited edition prints and greeting cards will also be available for purchase. Visit with Heather as you enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and the impressive works of art featured in the gallery. Saturday, May 4 1:00-5:00 p.m. Fortunate Discoveries Art + Design,1022 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL SHARESHARE ON FACEBOOK
Jan. 3-26, 2019: Compassion Factory9210 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield, IL Gallery Hours: 4:00-9:00 p.m. Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturdays If you didn't have a chance to see Heather's art exhibition at The Compassion Factory in December, plan to catch the gallery's anniversary showcase this month! It features a unique variety of artwork by talented local artists who exhibited at the gallery in 2018. A wall of Heather's original floral watercolors are on display this month, and a selection of her prints and greeting cards are available for purchase as well.