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Art from the Heart by John Nester

Art from the Heart
Ceramic, glaze and concrete

These four pillars are the result of the 1997 clay stomp, a shared activity commemorating the opening of the Elmhurst Art Museum. The 210 ceramic tiles made by the community were guided and cared for by artist and educator John Nester. Under his guidance, numerous artists helped fire and glaze the clay to memorialize this activity, as well as the many stories sculpted by the 500 individuals that participated.

Column Design and Lead Artist: John Nester

Production Specialist: Michelle Mascheri and John Carroll

Claystomp Consultant: Joel Pfeiffer, Elmhurst School District

205 Art teachers, Group leaders: Charlie Laliberte, Lenice

Colangelo, Tom Wolfe and 500 Elmhurst Community Participants

Special Thanks to: Harry Hostetler, Randy and Dan Bronge,

ICI - International Contractors, Inc., Elmhurst Art Museum

Staff, Mary Moy Gregg and Teresa Parker

2017 Restoration project: John Nester, Brian and Dylan McGlade

Elmhurst Public Art Tour
  1. SkyCube by David Wallace Haskins
  2. Bird City Saint by Sentrock
  3. Curl by Tom Waldron
  4. Figure in the Garden by Abbott Pattison
  5. Art from the Heart by John Nester
  6. You Are Beautiful by Matthew Hoffman
  7. Sistine Touch by Bob Emser
  8. Once Upon a Time by Frank Eliscu
  9. Eric Carle Collection
  10. Crashing Waves by Eleanor King Hookham
  11. Be Bold. Be Elmhurst by Rafael Blanco & Andrew Sobel
  12. There Was A Vision by George Melville Smith
  13. Elmhurst University Art Collection, A.C. Buehler Library
  14. Bicentennial Fountain
  15. Millennium Fountain
  16. Portal by Nicole Beck
  17. Steel Globe by Poblocki Sign Company
  18. Color Rain