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Steven Hudson, Cover
oil on panel, 12" x 14.5", 2012

Parkland Art and Design Faculty Exhibition

  • August 19 - September 21, 2013
    the gallery will be closed on September 3 for Labor Day
  • Reception: August 22, 6-8 p.m., Gallery Lounge, gallery talk by Steven Hudson at 7 p.m., music by Briggs Houchin Jazz


The exhibit, featuring works from the Fine and Applied Arts Department faculty, runs through Saturday, Sept. 21. An opening reception for the exhibiting artists will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery lounge. It will feature live music by Briggs Houchin Jazz, a gallery talk by faculty artist Steven Hudson at 7 p.m. and a chance to mingle with the artists. As always, the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Hudson teaches drawing, painting and color theory at Parkland. In addition to exhibiting nationally, he is also represented by Peter Miller Gallery in Chicago. His one-person exhibition last year incorporated paintings, drawing and sculpture that reflect his ideas about humankind’s relationship with the environment.

“Evolution is unfolding in shocking ways as life is made to adapt to our aggressive agency,” Hudson said. “This process is often reflected in unsettling juxtapositions—the geese in the mall parking lot or the polar bear at the dump. This work embodies a fantastic recognition of the unsustainable now.”

The versatility of works on display mirrors the broad spectrum of courses available at Parkland.  Art enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy works by Louis Ballard, Chris Berti, Lisa Costello, Marsha Daniels, Larry Ecker, Stacey Gross, Steven Hudson, Melinda McIntosh, Craig McMonigal, Laura O’Donnell, Denise Seif, Peggy Shaw, Phil Smith, Tim Stiles, Joan Stolz, Matthew Watt, Kelly White, Gretchen Wieshuber and Paul Young.


For more information or to arrange a tour of the gallery for your group, please call the gallery office at 217/351-2485 or email

Fall gallery hours are Monday through 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 3 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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