October 11– December 3, 2021 (galleries closed for Thanksgiving recess 11/23-11/28)
MERWIN GALLERY – BOUNDARIES
16 local artists visually respond to interviews of children who were held at U.S.
Spencer Sauter Kari Sandhaas Herb Eaton Archana Shekara Kevin Strandberg Megan Kathol Bersett Lisa Lofgren Claire Hedden
Erin Furimsky Julie Johnson Connie Estep Mel Hunter & Nicolas Africano Joshua Lowe Morgan Price Dustin Springer
BOUNDARIES The Merwin Gallery at Illinois Wesleyan University October 11 - December 3, 2021
Boundaries is an exhibition organized by Carmen Lozar, IWU Gallery Director, and Kathleen
O’Gorman, Professor of English at IWU. Sixteen local artists were asked to visually
respond to interviews of children who were held at U.S. immigration facilities. Kathleen and her daughter, Anah Jacob, visited numerous detention centers on behalf
of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law and, along with others, took the declarations of detained children to document their
treatment and work to improve their situations.
In organizing this exhibition, it was our intention to give Central Illinois artists
a chance to respond to what has happened at the US/Mexican border.
“You can't imagine how much it means to me to give these children's voices a space
in which to be heard, to give their lives the dignity we took from them so cruelly.” - Kathleen O'Gorman
Reception: October 21st at 6PM Visit with the artists and participate in a Gallery Talk by Kathleen O’Gorman.
WAKELEY GALLERY– Faculty Biennial
The Wakeley Gallery at Illinois Wesleyan University October 11 - December 3, 2021
Come see what the Ames School of Art Faculty has been up to! This exhibition showcases the work of IWU faculty in the Ames School of Art. Areas
of the studio art program will be represented: painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic
design, ceramics, sculpture, and glass. A reception for the Faculty Biennial will run concurrently with the Boundaries reception.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Call to local artists for our January exhibit:
Entries Accepted: January 7 & 8 from 12-4PM Merwin and Wakeley Galleries School of Art Illinois Wesleyan University
Exhibition Dates: January 17 - March 3, 2022 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 20th 6-8PM
The Merwin and Wakeley Galleries provide exhibition schedules that support our curriculum,
the University community and the general public. These exhibitions mostly consist
of contemporary artworks in all media. Each exhibition is meant to suggest the variety
of visual approaches one may choose to present an idea. Student exhibitions include
the Annual Juried School of Art Student Exhibition, the B.F.A. Candidate Exhibition
and the B.F.A. and B.A. Degree Exhibition.