Thursday, July 9, 2015

2015 Parkland Art and Design Faculty Exhibition

2015 Parkland Art and Design Faculty Exhibition  
Monday, August 24 – Saturday, September 19, 2015
Reception: Thursday, September 3, 5-7 p.m.
Talk by Craig McMonigal at 6:30 p.m.  
Music by Matthew Watt & Matthew Hurt

Participating artists:
Louis Ballard
Chris Berti
Lisa Costello
Melinda McIntosh
Craig McMonigal
Laura O’Donnell
Kristina Reese                                    
Denise Seif
Peggy Shaw
Joan Stolz
Matthew Watt
Kelly White
Paul Young

Contemporary works in a variety of media including painting, printmaking, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture, photography, metalsmithing, and drawing will be shown —from both new and returning faculty. This highly anticipated exhibition not only allows Parkland students to see the work of faculty in the Art and Design and Graphic Design departments, but also provides the college an opportunity to share with the community the work of some of the talented faculty. The public is invited for refreshments during an exhibit reception on Thursday, September 3rd from 5 to 7 pm with music by Matthew Watt and Matthew Hurt. At the artists’ reception, mingle with the art faculty and learn what has inspired their work.

Craig McMonigal, who will be retiring in January, will be giving a gallery talk about his work in the exhibition during the reception at 6:30 pm. Craig McMonigal, a Parkland instructor in photography, won the 2015 Illinois Community College Trustees Association Award for Outstanding Part-time Faculty Member. McMonigal is a 21-year faculty member who has been praised by colleagues for his commitment to the college, the program, and the students. One Art and Design colleague says McMonigal is “eager to accept new responsibilities, helping the Art and Design program, and the photography degree within the Communication program, to grow by actively supporting assessment and the development of new curriculum.” Described as an integral part of Parkland’s Art and Design program, McMonigal developed new courses in photography, implemented innovative techniques, and worked to help create the Associate in Applied Science in Photography program. McMonigal is an active member of the Society for Photographic Education and has served as the Parkland representative on the Illinois Higher Education Art Association.

Image Info: Craig McMonigal, Untitled/Viewer/Voyeur Series, 2014, 20x15, Digital Print

Giertz Gallery
Parkland College
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899
Gallery Office 217/ 351-2485

Fall Gallery Hours:
Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, noon-2 p.m.
Closed September 7 for Labor Day

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

To find the gallery, we suggest using the M6 parking lot on the north corner of the campus. Enter through any door and follow the ramps uphill to the highest point of the first floor, where the gallery is located. The gallery windows overlook the outdoor fountain area.

Parkland is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/351-2505.