November Exhibits at Merwin & Wakeley Galleries

Artwork by Laura Vinnedge
Laura Vinnedge Artwork

Oct. 23, 2013               

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Starting Tuesday, November 5, Illinois Wesleyan University’s Merwin and Wakeley Galleries in the Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building (6 Ames Plaza West, Bloomington) will present works by Laura Vinnedge and Illinois Wesleyan University’s Printshop.

The exhibition will run through December 5. Hours for the galleries are Monday through Friday, 12 to 4 p.m., Tuesday evening, 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery will be closed from November 26 through December 1 for Thanksgiving break. On December 1, the galleries will close to honor A Day Without Art. All events for the exhibits are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, November 5, a lecture will be held at 4 p.m., followed by a reception in the galleries from 5 to 6 p.m.

November Gallery Poster

The Merwin Gallery will feature the “Chemical Warfare” series by figurative painter Laura Vinnedge. According to her artist statement, the series navigates the micro interiors of the human body and its visual and philosophical relation to macro properties of the cosmic realm. The artist’s paintings integrate the unique plasticity of latex with enamel and oil for a complex visual effect.

The Wakeley Gallery will hold the Monoprint Exhibition. Selections from the Illinois Wesleyan Printshop include works by Erica Messerschmidt (‘14), Keri Leach (‘14), Michelle Moon (‘13), Rachael Schamberger (‘16) and Riley Blindt (‘13).

Since Dec. 1, 1989, A Day Without Art has been the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. Today, thousands of national and international museums, galleries art center, AIDS Service Organizations, libraries, high schools and colleges participate in this collaborative project.

For additional information about the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, contact Carmen Lozar, director of the galleries, at (309) 556-3391.

Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181,