224 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon, Illinois

224 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon, Illinois

McKendree University Gallery of Art


Submerge and Surface Poster

To Indianapolis artist Crystal Vicars-Pugh, the space between the painter and canvas is suffused with natural supernatural and spiritual elements. In her series of paintings entitled "Submerge and Surface" the artist creates a metaphor for water in paint. Colors and textures ripple: concealing and revealing parts of the painting’s history. Paint reflects like a mirror on the surface of a quiet lake then freezes, trapping the past in icy puddles. Like rain-washed surfaces fluid paint performs something like a baptism allowing areas previously hidden to resurface anew. A reception with the artist will be held at the gallery on Friday, October 24th from 4-7 p.m. 

 

The McKendree University Gallery of Art is located at 224 Saint Louis Street in historic Lebanon, Illinois. Please contact us at gallery@mckendree.edu to request a tour.

Exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

 

Meet our Staff

Stop in between 1-4 Thursday through Saturday. One of our gallerists will be happy to show you the current work on display.

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Gallery Talk title


Contact us to reserve the gallery for your special function. The gallery is an ideal venue for presentations of up to 30 people. 

Previous Talks: 

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.

February 2013

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.

March 2013

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.