Parkland college art & design FACULTY EXHIBIT

August 20–September 22

Gallery closed Monday, Sept. 3, 2018

  • Reception: Thursday, August 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. by Chris Berti
  • Music by the Derick Cordoba Trio

Our annual showcase featuring the work of Parkland College's faculty artists includes sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, video, photography, metals, ceramics, and graphic design.

Patrons at gallery show

Fifteen exhibiting faculty members include Chris Berti, Shawn Fairchild, Stacey Gross, Bryan Heaton, Lisa Kesler, Melinda McIntosh, Laura O’Donnell, Denise Seif, Peggy Shaw, Sheila Schneider, Joan Stolz, Matthew Watt, Kelly White, Liza Wynette, and Paul Young.


Chris Berti gallery talk
My recent work consists of human and animal figures carved from found wooden objects and old bricks. Carving allows me to retain part of an iconic form while emphasizing the rendered image on the top portion. On a functional level, the uncarved portion serves as a pedestal to elevate the importance of the figure; on a conceptual level, the uncarved portion’s nostalgic shape adds to the ethos of the figure.  — Chris Berti