“Around the Block: Artists from Our Neighborhood” runs June 15 through August 6 at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College. In conjunction with the exhibit, an opening reception honoring the collection is scheduled for Thursday, June 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery lounge.
The event will feature a talk by exhibit juror Aron Packer, director of Chicago’s Packer Schopf Gallery, at 7 p.m. and live music by Champaign jazz bassist Sam Peters.
Both the exhibit and reception are free to the public. “Around the Block”is being presented in collaboration with 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council. Works of more than 55 artists have been selected.
[Image: Suzanne Keith Loechl, Residential II, 24” x 36”, oil on panel, 2014]