Art Exhibits
Gary Hannabarger exhibit, "Chapter Two”, on display at Thrasher September 15 – November 30, 2020.

Thrasher Opera House is hosting an exhibit of works by artist Gary Hannabarger from September 15 – November 30, 2020. The exhibit takes place in the Thrasher Art Gallery, 510 Mill St., during Thrasher business hours, week-days from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. There will be no artist reception, however if individuals would like to view the gallery after house, please contact the Thrasher 920.294.4279 or Gary 312.420.1915 to make arrangements.

Gary Hannabarger is known nationally as a professional photographer with over 35 years of experience, and for his niche in fashion and environmental portraits. Gary’s work has been included in a number of national publications including Business Week, Fortune, Glamour, Time, and Newsweek, to name a few.


This Exhibition is called Chapter Two, because while Gary has always produced Pen and Paper Drawings, this is the first time that they have been released to the public on a large scale. Chapter Two includes detailed examples of all three styles of Gary’s Pen and Paper work – Geometric Portraits, Shapes Squared and his Bath Towel Series.


Gary’s Geometric Portraits rely on simple shapes to slowly build portraits, or face figures from a past era. To an observer, you could be looking at a portrait of your Grandmother without realizing that she was constructed out of a set of circles. Shapes Squared (or to the 2nd power) are creative designs also based on the concept of a shape within a shape. Is that rectangle made out of a series of right-handed circles?Well, yes it is. Finally, Gary’s Bath Towel Series is an homage to his Mother, who would keep and use a bath towel until you could easily read the New York Times through it!