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Coffee and Tea, Cups and Dessert

Coffee and Tea, Cups and Dessert:
A Parkland Art Gallery Benefit

  • Thursday, December 5
    From 4 to 7 p.m.
    In the Gallery Lounge
    At Parkland College

Select from among a stunning array of handcrafted ceramic cups donated by Parkland College Ceramics program faculty and students. The benefit features desserts from Great Harvest Bread Company, coffee from Herriott’s Columbia Street Roastery, and live music by the Chip McNeill Jazz Trio.

At 5:30 p.m. during the benefit, Parkland art and design faculty members Chris Berti and Laura O’Donnell will give a special gallery talk about the current exhibition, “State of the Art 2012-2013: National Biennial Ceramics Invitational.” Curator Delores Fortuna has selected eight ceramic artists from around the country to showcase their work. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. In addition, many of the artists’ works will be available for sale during the benefit and exhibit.

A silent auction rounds out the afternoon’s festivities, where guests place bids on various ceramic pieces also donated by students and teachers of the Ceramics program.

Tickets to the gallery benefit are $30 or two for $50, with advanced purchase recommended; cups will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. All proceeds will support Parkland Art Gallery exhibitions. Tickets may be purchased in the Parkland Art Gallery, through the Fine and Applied Arts office in C120a, or through the Art Gallery office by calling 217/351-2485 or emailing


Parkland Art Gallery’s fall hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10a.m. to 3p.m.; and Saturday, noon to 2 p.m.
The gallery will be closed 5pm November 27- December 2 for Thanksgiving Break; December 21 - January 5 for Holiday Break; and January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

All events in the handicapped-accessible gallery are free and open to the public. Parkland is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/351-2505.

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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