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Peggy Shaw, Hover (2.9)
Archival Digital Print, 2011



Parkland Art and Design Faculty Exhibition

  • August 22- September 17, 2011
  • Reception: September 1, 6-8 p.m., gallery lounge,
    7 p.m. Gallery Talk by Peggy Shaw, music by The Chris Reyman Trio
  • Closed for Labor Day, September 5


Twenty faculty studio artists are participating in this year’s exhibition: Louis Ballard, Chris Berti, Lisa Costello, Marsha Daniels, Jennifer Davis, Stacey Gross, Bryan Heaton, Steven Hudson, Jamie Kruidenier, Melinda McIntosh, Craig McMonigal, Laura O’Donnell, Denise Seif, Peggy Shaw, Phil Smith, Tim Stiles, Joan Stolz, Matthew Watt, Kelly White, and Paul Young. Art enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the versatility of the works on display, which mirrors the broad spectrum of art courses available at Parkland.

This year’s Faculty Art Exhibition is being held in memory of Blair Kling, emeritus professor of Indian history at the University of Illinois, who passed away in May due to complications from mesothelioma. Kling’s family and friends, who are sponsoring the exhibit, had suggested at that time that memorial donations be sent to the Parkland Art Gallery in lieu of flowers.

***High Noon with the Artist***

A series of art lectures has been planned to coincide with the exhibit. These “High Noon with the Artist” lectures in the gallery allow faculty from selected areas to offer more in-depth discussions of their work. Depending on the question-and-answer portion, these events, which start at noon, should last a half hour to 45 minutes. On September 8, Associate Professor of Art & Design, Matthew Watt, will discuss his work, a new series of drawings (non-digital) and 3D modeling he worked on in Canterbury, England, during an instructor exchange. On September 13, Laura O'Donnell, an instructor in Art History and Ceramics, will present a talk with Hiroko Ito, instructor of Japanese language and culture, about an upcoming Ceramics Tour to Japan that they will lead next spring through Parkland Community Education.

Fall gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and Saturday, noon - 2 p.m. The gallery will be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

To find the gallery when classes are in session, we suggest using the M6 parking lot on the north corner of the campus. Enter through any door and follow the ramps uphill to the highest point of the first floor, where the gallery is located. The gallery windows overlook the outdoor fountain area.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Parkland is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/351-2505.






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