Thursday, August 22, 2013

UIS Visual Arts Gallery begins new exhibition season with Alumni Showcase 2013

The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery presents Alumni Showcase 2013, a juried exhibition that reflects the ongoing studio practice of artists that have emerged from the Visual Arts program at UIS. A variety of media will be represented in this grouping of contemporary works. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 5 from 5:30-8 p.m.

The Visual Arts Gallery is proud to present this exhibit that highlights recent works from select UIS Visual Arts alumni artists. Works will range from contemporary approaches to painting to site-specific installation works. The exhibition serves as a visual collection that speaks to the impressive and ongoing efforts from artists that launched from the Visual Arts program at UIS.

“The exhibition demonstrates that many of the most capable and active artists in the community have roots in our program,” said Jeff Robinson, UIS Visual Arts Gallery Director. “Some of the artists are relatively recent grads, while others have been maintaining their practice for many years. Careful consideration was extended in the selection of this particular grouping of artists, and reflects the contemporary focus of both the visual arts curriculum and gallery programming at UIS.”

Exhibiting artists include Brad Balster, Stan Bly, Karen Boerema, Ashley Dickey, Amanda Greive, Judah Johnson, Skan Jolly, Sarah Joseph, Adam Perschbacher, Matthew Schultz, and Ryan Sponsler.

Alumni Showcase 2013 will open at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery on Thursday, August 26, and will run through Thursday, September 26. Complimentary refreshments will be provided at the opening reception. The event is free and open to the public.

The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is centrally located on the UIS campus in the Health and Science Building, room 201 (HSB 201). Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on Alumni Showcase 2013 and future exhibitions, please visit, call 217/206-6506 or email

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