ICC Art Gallery exhibits featuring works by veterans, local artist open October 19

       Two new exhibits open on October 19 at the Illinois Central College art galleries, located on the East Peoria Campus.
       An opening reception from noon to 2 pm for all will fragment, an exhibit featuring drawings and paintings by Peoria-based artist Bethany Carlson, takes place in Gallery 336B, located in the Academic Building.
       In addition, a veterans’ art exhibit featuring works by military veterans from the area opens at noon in the ICC Performing Arts Center Gallery, located in the lobby of the facility. The event is the first show in what is hoped to be an annual exhibit featuring works of art by faculty, student and community military veterans. A reception for this exhibit will take place November 9 from 5 to 9 pm in the gallery.
       Carlson, who serves as an adjunct art faculty member at ICC, resides in Peoria. She earned her bachelor of fine arts from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and her master of fine arts from New Mexico State University. She has exhibited her works across the US. She focuses on creating works that are pensive and funereal in nature. Her work features drawings, paintings, and sculptures that are often delicate and detailed.
       Hours of operation for Gallery 336B are Monday through Thursday, from 9 am to 5 pm and Friday from 9 am to noon. The Performing Arts Center Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, and Friday from 9:30 am to noon. Operation of the galleries varies with ICC’s holidays and breaks. To confirm a gallery will be open at a particular time, call the ICC Arts and Communication Department at (309) 694-5113. The Performing Arts Center Gallery also is accessible when the Performing Arts Center is open for public events.
       The exhibits are presented by the ICC Art Program and the Arts at ICC. The Arts at ICC has a rich history of enhancing the arts community and expanding education beyond the classroom. Arts at ICC presents more than 500 exhibits, performances, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, master classes, clinics, seminars, receptions, orientations, forums, auditions and tournaments annually.
       For more information, check other areas of our web site or contact the ICC Arts & Communication Department at (309) 694-5113.

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