Visit MoDa: Mother and Daughter Exhibit Together – Elmhurst Toyota Dealer

May 29th, 2018 by

There’s still time to see MoDa: Mother and Daughter Exhibit Together at the Elmhurst Art Museum through Saturday, June 2. The creative talents of mother and daughter artists, Terri Shimkus and Danielle Hepko, are showcased in this unique exhibit. You can see the duo’s collaborative pieces are well as individual art works in the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery. At Elmhurst Toyota, we encourage support of local artists and the Elmhurst Art Museum. We hope to see you at MoDa: Mother and Daughter Exhibit Together.

MoDa: Mother and Daughter Exhibit TogetherTerri Shimkus has been creating art since she was a child. She recognized her daughter Danielle Hepko’s artistic talent when Hepko was a young child. The pair collaborated on their first art project when Hepko was 11 years old. That piece, a mixed media painting titled Rainbow Dripping, serves as the inspiration for their current joint exhibit.

In the artists’ collaborative and solo work you’ll see many interesting differences. Shimkus begins a work with no idea of what the finished version will look like. Using mostly acrylic paint and chalk, mixed media and the occasional found object, she finds inspiration from the creative process itself. Hepko, on the other hand, begins painting with a particular feeling or memory in mind that she wants to capture on the canvas. Frequently working with oils, she says her work is “a battle between reality and the abstract.”

Among the paintings you’ll see are “In the Stars,” a colorful abstract that mother and daughter created using mixed media, acrylic and oils. Solo pieces are also displayed, such as Hepko’s “Obscured,” which depicts a woman in shadow.

Many of the paintings in MoDa: Mother and Daughter Exhibit Together are for sale. Proceeds benefit the artists, the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum.

Date and Time:
Through June 2, 2018, during regular museum hours:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Elmhurst Art Museum
Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery
150 S. Cottage Hill Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126


  • $9 for adults
  • $8 for seniors
  • Free for Elmhurst Artists’ Guild and Elmhurst Art Museum members, students and children under 18

Take advantage of free admission day on Friday, June 1.

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