Funding for the School of Art will go toward operational support to curate shows that
will directly impact students and members of the community in the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries.
“All of our events, whether receptions or artist's lectures, are open to the surrounding
community, and we are always thrilled when the general public attends,” said Gallery
Director Carmen Lozar.
The Illinois Arts Council Agency was created as a state agency by the Illinois General
Assembly in 1965. The agency is governed by up to 21 private citizens chosen for their
demonstrated commitment to the arts and appointed by the Governor. Council members
serve in a voluntary, non-paid capacity and are charged with developing the state’s
public arts policy, fostering quality culturally diverse programs, and approving grants