October 3 - November 5, 2022
- Reception: Thursday, October 6, 5:30 pm with live music by Ms. M & the Jokers
- Gallery Talk at 6:15 by Marshall Sharpe and music by Ms. M & the Jokers
- Marshall Sharpe Artist Talk: Thursday, October 6 at 1:15 pm in the Staerkel Planetarium (Register for the talk)
- Jeanette May Online Artist Talk: Thursday, October 20 at 6:15 pm (Register for the talk)
The "Family Ties" exhibition includes installation, photography, painting, ceramics, and video by six artists and faculty from the United States.
The exhibit participants include Lisa Marie Barber, residing in Kenosha, Wisconsin; Zachary Horn, residing in Boston, Massachusetts; Gabi Magaly, residing in San Antonio, Texas; Jeanette May, residing in Brooklyn, New York; Marshall Sharpe, Edwardsville Illinois; and Katie Virag, residing in Buffalo, New York.
The exhibition explores connections between the idea of family. Subject matter includes bonds between direct and multi-generational relationships, imagined or unimagined conceptions of home or family, uncovered secrets in the family tree, personal artifacts and consumer products linking generations, and the documentation of day-to-day family life as a testament to past lineal descent.
Fall gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, 12 pm to 2 pm.
To find the gallery, we suggest using the M6 parking lot on the north corner of campus. 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. Face coverings are recommended.
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.
[Image: Marshall Sharpe, One More "Chance Encounter" and I would have asked HIM on a date!, acrylic and laser jet ink on paper, 14 x 11 inches, 2018]