November Exhibits at Merwin & Wakeley Galleries
Artwork by Laura Vinnedge
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
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.
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, email@example.com