August 22 - September 24, 2022
- Reception: Thursday, August 25, 5:30 pm with live music by Jose Gobo
- Gallery Talk at 6:15 by Peggy Shaw
- Closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day
- Smithsonian magazine Museum Day, September 17, 12 to 2 pm
Contemporary works in various media, including painting, printmaking, 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 program and showcases faculty work to the community. At the artists' reception, mingle with the art faculty and learn what has inspired their work. Peg Shaw will speak about her artwork during the reception at 6:15 pm. "What started as a small idea to honor what it means to care for unknown children became an obsession to move my spirit toward theirs." She explains about her ongoing project, Someone's Child." Hour after hour, these small pieces were wishes. Night after night they became hope. And in the end a sincere prayer: wings for someone's child."
On September 17 from 12 to 2 pm, the gallery will be participating in the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors. Giertz Gallery will be participating in this program to celebrate the arts and sciences and promote equal access to education for all citizens.
Fall gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, noon to 2 pm.
To find the gallery, we suggest using the M6 parking lot on the north corner of campus. Walk past the gym and the fountain area, enter through door X-7, turn left, and follow the ramps up to the highest point of the first floor, where the gallery is located. The gallery windows overlook the outdoor fountain area.
All events in the accessible gallery are free and open to the public. Parkland College is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/353-2338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giertz Gallery acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. All events in the accessible gallery are free and open to the public. Parkland College is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/353-2337 or email email@example.com.
Note: Photos of exhibit works available; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Image: Peg Shaw, The Noisiest Years of Silence, Video / Sound 23:00 Loop, 2021-22]