Around the Block III: Artists from Our (virtual) Neighborhood

June 14 - August 9, 2021

  • Virtual Reception: Thursday, June 17, 6 p.m.; opening remarks by Dr. Tom Ramage, followed by a showcase of works accepted into the exhibition
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  • Artist Talk: Wednesday, June 30 at 6pm by Jody Birdwell and Viktoria Ford 
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  • Artist Talk: Wednesday, July 14, at 6pm by Sarah Marjanovic and Catherine Wiesener 
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  • Artist Talk: Wednesday, July 28 at 6pm by Keenan Dailey and Crystal Hartman 
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  • Virtual Gallery Talk: August 9, at 6pm by Camille Wilson White
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Around the Block III Catalog, Price List, and Videos


Around the Block III features artworks by local artists and is hosted by Giertz Gallery at Parkland College in collaboration with 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council.

Serving as juror for the exhibition is Camille Wilson White, Executive Director of the Oak Park Area Arts Council. Ms. White is a board member of the Arts Alliance Illinois, the state arts advocacy organization and serves as co-chair of LAN (Local Arts Network), a partnership program between the Illinois Arts Council and the Arts Alliance Illinois to build capacity and excellence amongst arts agencies.

This exhibition is comprised of works of art submitted by artists from our community and reflects the caliber of creative flourish that is present in mid-central Illinois. We're astonished, but not surprised to see the wonderful artwork created during this time. Giertz Gallery is grateful for this opportunity to bring the community together virtually to celebrate the creativity that thrives in our area. 

Participating Artists include Louise Audrieth, Gary Beaumont, Jess Beyler, Jo Birdwell, Daniel Bornt, Taylor Braasch, Thomas Brewer, Anna Brown, Saxon Burns, Christopher Carlson, Robert Chapman, Yeong Choi, Ann B. Coddington, M. Ben Cohan, Cathrine Cunningham, Keenan Dailey, Beth Darling, Fred Delcomyn, Pamela Ek, Mary Emmons, Barbara England, Jeff Evans, David Favre, Viktoria Ford, Tina Giamberdino, David Gordon, Stacey Gross, Crystal Hartman and Devin Frank, Connie Hosier, Sandy Hynds, Sara Jahn, Larry Kanfer, Eunjoo Kang, Rashmi Kapoor, Hye-Min Kim, Bruce A Kloth, Deborah Kloth, Carolyn Knox, Philip Knox, Casey Lowry, Sarah Marjanovic, Paula McCarty, Ann McDowell, Joyce D. Meyer, Melissa Mitchell, Amanda Mitsdarfer, Charlie Mitsdarfer, Patricia Monigold, Michael Murray, Christina Nordholm, Shannon Percoco, Marli Pessin, Robert Petersen, Toni Pitts, Claire Pritchard, Fraya Replinger, Annelise Rhoads, Erica Robertson, Mandy Roeing, Gail Rost, Ann Rund, Andrea Shields, Birute Simaitis, Lynn Hawkinson Smith, David Spears, Phil Strang, Bonnie Switzer, Mohan Tracy, Natalie Troyer, Miriam Tworek-Hofstetter, Kuldeepa Vartak-Mehta, David Wantroba, Rosalind Faiman Weinberg, Catherine Wiesener, Melinda Wilcox, Charles Wisseman, and Sarah Wisseman. 


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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.