August 21 - September 21, 2006
- Reception: August 24, 6-8 p.m., gallery lounge
They’re more than great instructors: The Art and Design faculty at Parkland College are also great artists. Recent works created by the faculty were showcased in the 2006 Parkland College Art and Design Faculty Exhibition.
An artists’ reception on Thursday, August 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery lounge was offer a great opportunity to view the faculty’s work, mingle with the artists, and meet the college’s new president, Dr. Robert Exley. Fine and Applied Arts Department Chair Seamus Reilly gave opening remarks, and the Parkland College Foundation provided refreshments. Live music by Jordan Kaye and Friends rounded out the evening’s festivities.
“Our faculty exhibit is a great way to highlight our gallery in its 25th anniversary season,” Reilly said, “and we are delighted to formally welcome Dr. Exley to the Parkland College arts community.”
Drawing from a wide range of specialty areas, the faculty exhibition featured something for everyone. This year’s exhibit included works by approximately 20 studio art and design faculty, in media as diverse as painting, photography, drawing, metals, sculpture, digital, ceramics, printmaking and mixed media. Students and the community will enjoy the work, which mirrors the broad spectrum of art courses available at the college.
Faculty participating in this year’s show included Louis Ballard, Chris Berti, Joanne Brummett, Lisa Costello, Marsha Daniels, Jennifer Gibas, John Havlik, Steven Hudson, Robert Laible, Donald Lake, Miriam Martincic, Melinda McIntosh, Craig McMonigal, Laura O’Donnell, Denise Seif, Peggy Shaw, Phil Smith, Joan Stolz, Matthew Watt, Kelly White, and Paul Young.
High Noon with the Artist on Thursdays
The following series of educational lectures coincided with the exhibit. Faculty from selected areas discussed their work in more depth.
August 31: Joan Stolz, painting
September 7: Don Lake, watercolor
September 14: Chris Berti, ceramics and sculpture
September 21: Peggy Shaw, alternative photography
left: Kelly White, Self-portrait/Recovery, oil on canvas, 2005
center: Miriam Martincic's Sculpture with Peggy Shaw's Mixed-media photography in background
right: Joan Stolz, English Painting, oil on canvas, 2006 (cropped)