Parkland Art & Design Virtual Faculty Exhibition

November 30, 2020 - February 25, 2021

Contemporary works in a variety of media including painting, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture, digital art, photography, metalsmithing, and drawing will be shown from both new and returning faculty. This exhibition allows Parkland students to see the work of faculty in the Art and Design and Graphic Design departments and also showcases faculty work to the community.


In place of an on-campus exhibition, Giertz Gallery is pleased to host online gallery talks with many Art and Design Faculty, including Joan Stolz, Paula McCarty, Denise Seif, and Liza Wynette. Registration is required. Questions? Please email gallery director Lisa Costello at for more information. Please sign up for our emails at and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up with our events.

Joan Stolz
Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 7 pm  
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Join us on Thursday, January 21, from 7 to 8 pm as Joan Stolz discusses her recent body of work, Skin in the Game. In her lecture, she will discuss her small oil paintings painted on wooden panels. The works of art represent areas of faces of people in politics or with influence in politics. Joan Stolz teaches painting, drawing, and figure drawing at Parkland College. For more information about her work, visit her website.

Paula McCarty
Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 6 pm
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Join us Tuesday, February 2, from 6 to 7 pm as Paula McCarty discusses her artwork, including her paintings on canvas, digital paintings, and her Women Who Painted Project. Paula McCarty has taught Painting I and II at Parkland College. She currently is the art exhibitions curator and designer for the Springer Cultural Center in Champaign and teaches painting classes through Parkland Community Education and the Champaign Park District. She exhibits her artwork locally and nationally and maintains a painting practice out of her home studio. Register for her classes at Parkland Community Education. For more information about her work and her Women Who Painted Project, visit her website.


Denise Seif

Wednesday, February 10 at 11 am
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Join us Wednesday, February 10, from 11 am – 12 pm as Denise Seif will discuss enameling from past to present. The simple combination of metal, glass, and fire can produce some of the most seductive, delicate, and bold statements of personal adornment and decorative objects. This technique, known as enameling, has been seen in Sutton Hoo's Treasures, Medieval reliquaries, Faberge eggs, and American artist Louis Tiffany. After providing a brief historical overview, we will explore what some contemporary artists are doing with this fascinating medium. Denise Seif teaches Metals and Jewelry Design, Art History I and II, and the History on Non-Western Art. Interested in registering for her Hybrid late-start course Metals & Jewelry Design, please visit Parkland Art and Design or email Professor Seif at for more information.


Liza Wynette

Tuesday, February 23, at 6 pm
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Join us on Tuesday, February 23, from 6 to 7 pm as Liza Wynette discusses the History of Music Poster Design. In her lecture, Wynette will examine how culture and technology influenced the look of music posters from Art Nouveau to Contemporary times. Liza Wynette teaches History of Graphic Design at Parkland College and Ceramic Arts at the Champaign Park District. She also works as an independent designer/illustrator. For more information about her work, visit her website.

Kelly White

Thursday, March 4, at 6 pm 
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Join us Tuesday, March 4, from 6 to 7 pm as Kelly White discusses her artwork, including her oil on canvas paintings inspired by her love of art history and a trip to Europe to see many of the works she studied in person. Most people recognize Kelly White as the Director of 40 North, Champaign County Arts Council, but she is also a practicing artist. She has taught Art History at Parkland College and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Illinois.


Admission is free. Donations welcome!
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Programs at the gallery are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Parkland College is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution; for accommodation, call 217/353-2337 or email For more information on the exhibit, please call the gallery office at 217/351-2485. 


[Cropped Image: Rudy, oil on panel, 6 x 6 inches, 2019]