Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

August 19 - September 21, 2013  


  • Reception: August 22, 6-8 p.m., Gallery Lounge, gallery talk by Steven Hudson at 7 p.m
  • Music by Briggs Houchin Jazz

Steven Hudson, Cover, oil on panel, 12The exhibit, featuring works from the Fine and Applied Arts Department faculty, runs through Saturday, Sept. 21. An opening reception for the exhibiting artists will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery lounge. It will feature live music by Briggs Houchin Jazz, a gallery talk by faculty artist Steven Hudson at 7 p.m. and a chance to mingle with the artists. As always, the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Hudson teaches drawing, painting and color theory at Parkland. In addition to exhibiting nationally, he is also represented by Peter Miller Gallery in Chicago. His one-person exhibition last year incorporated paintings, drawing and sculpture that reflect his ideas about humankind’s relationship with the environment.
“Evolution is unfolding in shocking ways as life is made to adapt to our aggressive agency,” Hudson said. “This process is often reflected in unsettling juxtapositions—the geese in the mall parking lot or the polar bear at the dump. This work embodies a fantastic recognition of the unsustainable now.”

The versatility of works on display mirrors the broad spectrum of courses available at Parkland.  Art enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy works by Louis Ballard, Chris Berti, Lisa Costello, Marsha Daniels, Larry Ecker, Stacey Gross, Steven Hudson, Melinda McIntosh, Craig McMonigal, Laura O’Donnell, Denise Seif, Peggy Shaw, Phil Smith, Tim Stiles, Joan Stolz, Matthew Watt, Kelly White, Gretchen Wieshuber and Paul Young.

Image: Steven Hudson, Cover, oil on panel, 12" x 14.5", 2012