Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: December 14, 2022
The College of DuPage (COD) will be debuting a new Andy Warhol Exhibit in the Spring of 2023. Working with DuPage County and Arts DuPage, COD is looking to partner with other DuPage communities to cross promote the Warhol exhibit with local events and programs that will draw visitors not only to the exhibit, but also to other DuPage communities.
Westmont Special Events Corporation NFP is working with COD and the Muddy Waters Estate to embrace this opportunity by creating the Muddy Warhol Art Contest & Exhibit. The plan is to create an art contest and exhibit of Warhol-inspired art featuring the image of former Westmont resident and blues music legend Muddy Waters. Waters lived in Westmont from 1973 until he passed in 1983. Westmont Special Events hosts a Muddy Waters Blues Exhibit at their office in Westmont Center, One S. Cass Avenue.
“We are thrilled with Westmont’s participation in our Warhol Pop Art Challenge,” said Director of the MAC Diana Martinez. “This cross promotion will help to bring art and culture throughout the county. The Muddy/Warhol concept is such a creative way to honor Muddy Waters with a memorialized public art installation in the community in an amazing tribute to this legendary Westmont resident.”
Artists everywhere encouraged to create their Warhol-inspired images of Muddy Waters for a contest that will select entries for the Muddy Warhol Exhibit
Westmont Special Events and the Creative Arts Network will host a Muddy Waters-Andy Warhol presentation as well as a Warhol-inspired art class to encourage artists to enter the contest
Art contest entries will be reviewed and judged
Art contest results will be announced and published
Westmont Special Events and the Muddy Waters Blues Exhibit will host the premiere of the Muddy Warhol Exhibit, which will be on display through the Summer of 2023
More information regarding the contest and exhibit will soon be published on the Westmont Special Events website at westmontevents.com.