Merwin and Wakeley Galleries to Display Ceramics and Painting
Artwork by Kay Seefeld
April 27, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The ceramics of Michael Schwegmann and the paintings of alumna
Kay Seefeld will be displayed in Illinois Wesleyan University’s Merwin and Wakeley
Galleries, respectively, from May 5 through May 26. The galleries are located in the
Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building (6 Ames Plaza West, Bloomington). The opening
reception for both exhibitions will be held on Thursday, May 6 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday evenings
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Seefeld received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan in 1983 and
went on to receive a master’s degree in painting from Illinois State University in
1987. She is the former art program coordinator for Blair House Retirement Center
and is the former owner of 300 Gallery in Bloomington. “Since graduating from Illinois
Wesleyan University, my work has pursued a central core of themes which speak continuously
of hope, transformation, and rebirth; needs and desires that are timeless,” said Seefeld
of her work.
Artwork by Michael Schwegmann
Schwegmann received his bachelor of fine arts in ceramics from the University of Illinois
in 1999. He has served as president of the Champaign-Urbana Gallery Guild and has
been the chairman of the City of Champaign Arts Commission since 2005. Schwegmann
works as a full-time potter and artist at Boneyard Pottery in Champaign, which he
has owned and operated since 1995.
For additional information, contact the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, at (309) 556-3822.
Contact: Kasey Evans ’12, (309) 556-3181