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Every year Giertz Gallery organizes a handful of special events that strive to connect the community to the art world. Every fall the Gallery coordinates the High School Art Seminar, an all-day event that invites area high school art teachers to bring their students to Parkland College to try out new materials and techniques. Giertz Gallery and Community Education collaborate each spring and fall on Art Expeditions to museums and galleries in the Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis areas. The Gallery frequently provides events for elementary and junior high school students, giving tours of the gallery and themed art projects. As an educational gallery, Parkland provides several outlets for students and community alike to learn from and be immersed in contemporary art.


  • Pre-exhibit lecture: Doug Jeppesen
    Thursday, November 12, 9am in C-191

    Mr. Jeppesen is an Associate Professor of Art/Ceramics at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois where he has taught full time since 1998. He specializes in wood firing and has built a number of different styled wood fired kilns at the college including an anagama kiln. Doug has presented workshops at area colleges and universities, he was a panel member during the International Wood Firing Conference at Northern Arizona University and most recently he was a presenter at the 2nd European Wood Fire Conference hosted by Guladagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skaelskor Denmark.


  • Artist Lecture: Randy Carlson
    Wedesday, January 27, 1pm in C191

    Mr. Carlson worked as a production potter in Minnesota, Maine and Wisconsin before joining the facult of Bradley University's Department of Art, Peoria, Illinois in 1993. He has recently had work published in Ceramic Monthly magazine and Lark Books 500 Pitchers and 500 Teapots.




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