In addition to practicing the fine art of rehabilitation, Transitional Care of Arlington Heights also appreciates fine art itself, and, as such, displays work by area artists in its Community Art Gallery.

The Gallery currently features the work of Arlington Heights resident Yolanda Bolithon.

Born and raised in Seattle to Dutch immigrant parents, Yolanda studied art in college, but pursued work in the tech world instead. A Peace Corps assignment brought her to Fiji for two years where she met her husband. From there she continued her travels, living in China, Australia and Japan before settling here in Arlington Heights. Mom to Cody and Haley, Yolanda currently substitute teaches at various local schools.

“My evolving aesthetic is derived from the cultures I’ve experienced while abroad, like Wabi-Sabi, a Japanese aesthetic, which revolves around impermanence and imperfection. I try to reconcile these with American retro pop culture which, with it’s clean lines, fonts and dated portrayal of women, makes an interesting counterbalance.”

In this series, the paintings, which are made of paper, acrylic, spray paint, graphite, are named after classic works of Haiku.

Yolanda’s work will be on display throughout the month of June between the hours of 9-5. Her work is available for purchase… click here!