August 20 - September 20, 2007
The artists' reception was hosted by the Parkland College Alumni Association and was held on Thursday, August 23. Don Lake spoke about his work in the exhibit. Inspired by a trip to Costa Rica last year, he discussed his new body of landscape watercolors. “Visiting small mountain farms high on the steep slopes, rain forests and volcanoes, I returned with another group of paintings to make about my travels.” Live music by Jordan Kaye was part of the evening’s festivities and refreshments will be served.
This year’s exhibition featured works by approximately 20 studio art and design faculty in media as diverse as painting, photography, drawing, metals, sculpture, digital, ceramics, and design as well as mixed media. Drawing from such a diverse range of specialty areas, the faculty exhibition features something for everyone. Students and the community as a whole will enjoy the work, which mirrors the broad spectrum of art courses available at Parkland College. Among the faculty participating in this year’s show are Louis Ballard, Chris Berti,, Lisa Costello, Marsha Daniels, John Havlik, Steven Hudson, Heidi Kellner, 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, Gretchen Wieshuber, and Paul Young.
High Noon with the Artist on Thursdays
A series of art lectures was planned to coincide with the exhibit. This programming is designed to allow faculty from selected areas to discuss their work more in-depth. These lectures begin at noon and will be held in the gallery. Depending on the question and answer portion, these events should be about a half an hour to forty-five minutes in length. Craig McMonigal. Photography instructor, will be one the four lectures this year. McMonigal has been continuing his exploration of presentation that forces the viewer to look at his images of the nude in new and thought provoking ways. The latest work is anamorphic, or involving optical illusions. McMonigal is using the computer to alter his photographs so that they may be constructed into three- dimensional pyramids.