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An Artist’s Journey: Honoring Mort Luby Artist Exhibition and Sale

July 17, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A nationally acclaimed artist brings his life’s work to Barrington’s White House aiming to inspire and educate. Mort Luby paints watercolors and oils in his Dundee studio and in his part-time home on Maui. He is a member of the Plein Air Painters of Chicago, the Plein Air Painters of Hawaii, and the Palette and Chisel Academy in downtown Chicago. He began his full-time art career 20 years ago after retiring as CEO of Luby Publishing, a 103-year-old publisher of sports magazines headquartered in downtown Chicago. “Chicago Brushstrokes,” a book with 100 of his paintings of the Windy City, has been sold at the Art Institute, the Architecture Foundation, the Chicago Historical Society, the bookstore at Willis Tower, and many other locations.

Mort Luby studied art at the University of Wisconsin, University of Notre Dame, the Art Institute of Chicago, Scottsdale Artists School, and other leading art institutions. He has participated in workshops with some of America’s greatest artists, including Clyde Aspevig, Romel de la Torre, Phil Kantz, Charles Movali, David Demers, Kim English, Matt Smith, and others.

In addition to the artist exhibition and sale, the Barrington Cultural Commission will be presenting four community members with the following awards:

  • Mary Anne Block Outstanding Patron of the Arts, Founder and President of Music Blocks, Barrington area non-profit teaching young pianists
  • Issa Boulos Outstanding Musician, International Award-Winning composer, lyricist, songwriter, Harper College Community Music Center Coordinator
  • Laura Ehrke Outstanding Educator, Marketing Specialist, Novelist and Writer, Harper College creative writing faculty member
  • Mort Luby Outstanding Artist, Distinguished Barrington area artist, numerous paintings of the Barrington area and its historical buildings to his credit


NOTE: This event is entirely in-person. No virtual tickets are available. This event is free of charge – registration is preferred. Cash bar.





If you are having trouble purchasing tickets please contact us at or 224-512-4066.


July 17, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Barrington’s White House
(224) 512-4066




Barrington’s White House
145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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