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Parkland Art Gallery’s mission is to serve the educational needs of its diverse audience. Therefore, an artist’s lecture is paired with every exhibition when possible. An artist, curator, or faculty member provides afternoon lectures that informs the artwork in the gallery, such as how the artwork is made or selected, issues that interest the artist, and an artist’s experiences in education and art practice. An additional lecture is always provided at 7:00pm during an exhibition’s opening reception. These lectures are free and open to the public.

  • Digital Media Design, an artist talk with Paul Young

    Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

  • “As print media continues to decline, graphic designers are embracing digital media as the creative platform of choice for tomorrow.” Young said. “Similar to print, digital media designers must catch people's attention, communicate a message in a creative way, and do so with visual clarity and wit. Unlike print, today's graphic designer can also exploit interactivity, motion, and even sound to enhance the clients’ message.”  
  • Artist talk with Meredith Setser

    Thursday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m.

  • Meredith Setser is an assistant professor of printmaking at Heron School of Art and Design at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. Sester received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. Traditional copperplate etching and its historical application of creating toile cotton fabric ties together her use of medium and process. As a printmaker and installation artist she has exhibited her work both regionally and internationally including Open Studio Gallery in Toronto, Canada; Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey; Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia; and Museu de Arte de Brasilia, Brazil. “Meredith Setser: A Fantasy Felt Life” was recently published in FiberArts Magazine.

Summer Hours:

  • Monday through Thursday, 10am–7pm
  • Closed May 27 in observance of Memorial 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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