Merwin & Wakeley Galleries Present Creative Works
September 22, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Works by artists Steve Feren and Marie-Susanne Langille will be
displayed Sept. 30 to Nov. 6 in Illinois Wesleyan’s Merwin & Wakeley galleries, located
in the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building (6 Ames Plaza West, Bloomington).
Artwork by Steve Feren
The exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday,
12 to 4 p.m., Tuesday evenings, 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
During Homecoming weekend, the gallery hours will be extended on Saturday, Oct. 4
and Sunday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday there will be a reception for
IWU alumni from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the galleries.
On Thursday, Oct. 2 there will be a lecture with Feren in the Joyce Eichhorn Ames
School of Art Building from 4 to 5 p.m. followed by an opening reception in the galleries
from 5 to 6 p.m.
The Merwin Gallery will feature Feren’s work. He has been creating sculptures since
the 1980s and has worked in a variety of mediums, however, he is best known for his
work with glass. Feren teaches art glass at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and
he has done glass cast relief murals, fiber optics, glass outdoor environment, mosaic
sculpture, and concrete work. He also has experience working with architects, designers,
engineering and planning committees and his works have been created for universities,
cities, companies and private collectors.
Artwork by Marie-Susanne Langille
The Wakeley Gallery will showcase the work of Langille, an adjunct assistant professor
of photography at Illinois Wesleyan. Langille graduated from the University of Missouri
in 1995 with a master’s degree in photojournalism. She has worked for newspapers in
Utah, Iowa and Indiana. She has also worked for the Associated Press in New York.
Her photographs have been published in The New York Times and USA Today. In 1999, Langille was named the Indiana Newspaper Photographer of the Year, and
in 2001 one of her portraits was selected by MSNBC as one of the top 10 images of
For additional information, contact Carmen Lozar, director of the Merwin & Wakeley
galleries, at (309) 556-3391.
Contact: Allegra Gallian, ’09, (309) 556-3181