The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery presents Fun for the Whole Family, a mixed-media exhibition that features artwork by the 2016 graduating students of the UIS Visual Arts program. The exhibit will open on Monday, April 25, and run through Thursday, May 12. A gallery reception will take place on Thursday, May 5, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Light food and refreshments will be served.
Fun for the Whole Family will feature the artwork of students Ryan Dufner, Caytlin McCormick, Tyler Phibbs, Darrin Simmons, Erica Thomas and Zach Landes.
The exhibit offers works in a variety of media, among them photography, sculpture, installation, and graphic design. For this culminating effort, each student artist will exhibit work that is representative of the experience and skill that has developed during the pursuit of an education in Visual Arts at UIS. Fun for the Whole Family marks a conclusion to one chapter of development for these students while opening a door to the next chapter: emerging and exhibiting artist.
“It’s always exciting to see the students reach this point in their education and development, and to see them exhibiting their most ambitious and refined work,” said Jeff Robinson, director of the UIS Visual Arts Gallery. “These students have seen major artists exhibit in this gallery throughout their time here at UIS, and now they will be exhibiting in the same gallery. It’s meaningful to the students, and also the faculty, to see them reach this point.”
The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is centrally located on the UIS campus in the Health and Science Building, room 201 (HSB 201). Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Health and Sciences Building
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Phone: (217) 206-6506