McKendree University Gallery of Art
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Derrock Burnett was born and raised in Gary, Indiana but currently lives and works in Indianapolis. He received his Master’s of Fine Art degree with a concentration in painting from Indiana State University in 2011. He is currently an adjunct instructor with Ivy tech Community College and teaches for Indianapolis Public Schools.
His work has been featured in the magazine New American Paintings and has exhibited in Chicago, New York, and Miami. Derrock was also a winner in 2013 Bombay Sapphire artisan Series. His work was also added to season 2 of Fox’s hit show Empire. The artist’s work can be defined as mixed media through the use of various materials borrowed from a day-to-day context.
Derrock uses his art to blend the dynamic interpretations of music and art. In his pieces, he inspires to create situations in which images of everyday objects are altered from their natural function and reappear working harmoniously in his collages. His subjects are portraits and figurative compositions with complicated urban socio-political interactions.
Now in its 21st year, Art Saint Louis presents "Varsity Art XXI," an annual invitational exhibition featuring 40 outstanding undergrad & graduate level art students representing 20 St. Louis regional universities and colleges from Missouri & Illinois. This multi-media exhibit features 40 artworks in a variety of media including ceramics, digital imaging, drawings, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, and more.
Meet our Varsity Art XXI representatives, McKendree Artists, Jillian Hoffman and Brittany Fife! Artist Interview Videos of each of the participating artists will be on display at the Art St. Louis venue at Tucker and Pine in St. Louis. This year's videos will be posted on the Art Saint Louis YouTube Channel after March 3.
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Gallery hours are 1:00-4:00 Thursday - Sunday
The McKendree University Gallery of Art is located at 224 Saint Louis Street in historic
Lebanon, Illinois. Please contact us at email@example.com to request a tour.
Exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
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Stop in between 1-4 Thursday through Sunday. One of our gallerists will be happy to show you the current work on display.
Contact us to reserve the gallery for your special function. The gallery is an ideal venue for presentations of up to 30 people.
Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Welcome to the Big Leagues
Emmalee Shelton, a former McKendree student and founder of Autism Creates, will speak in the gallery about her experiences in working with special needs students. Ms. Shelton curated the exhibition An Exceptional Art Show and has many engaging stories to tell about the creation and the creators of the beautiful and interesting work currently on exhibit in the gallery.
From Cage to Cardiff: Introducing the Art of Sound
This one-hour seminar will include an introductory lecture on the history of sound art, looking at some of the key artists, concepts, and technologies associated with the genre. Presenter Christopher Ottinger will demonstrate using experimental musical instruments of his own creation.
The Evolution of the Western Female Silhouette: AKA The Corset Talk
The Evolution of the Western Female Silhouette: AKA The Corset Talk addresses the five hundred year history of women, as seen through the manipulation and control of their bodies. Audience members will be invited to participate in hands-on demonstrations of historical undergarment reproductions.
Susan Handler utilizes the arts as an educational resource tool to investigate and communicate social cultural, gender topics, government policies, and humanitarian and environmental issues.