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Earthly Delights Exhibit

The Sauk Art Gallery proudly presents Earthly Delights by visiting artist Bruce Thorn, now through November 8, with a special reception November 8 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Bruce Thorn was born on Chicago’s Southside in 1952. As a child surrounded by the civil rights movement, violent riots, anti-war protests, widespread police brutality and the 1960’s cultural revolution, Thorn decided to become a painter while a youth. From the beginning, his artwork reflected the intensity, complexity and introspection of the times.

Thorn earned a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1975 and an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1987. He has maintained a vibrant art practice throughout his life. Thorn also lived in Oregon for 10 years, where the natural environment had a huge impact on his thinking, “My goal is to encourage empathy, love and kindness through artworks that pulsate with their own energy and life. Viewers are invited to discover their own meanings, associations and interpretations.” His works have been exhibited in the United States, Czechoslovakia, Canada and the Netherlands.

For questions about this exhibit or the Sauk Art Gallery, please contact Glenn Bodish,