Painting Exhibition at Governors State University

University Park, IL–(ENEWSPF)– "Faith Journey," a solo exhibition of paintings by Patricia Watkins, will be on display from October 26 to November 2, at the Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University. The opening reception is Friday, October 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

In this exhibit, Patricia Watkins depicts religious expression from the perspective of her times, life’s journey, and Catholic faith. Watkins was raised in Chicago’s South Side and has spent the last 30 years living and raising her family on the east and west coasts. She has returned to her roots to examine the changes in the Catholic Church over the last half century, what has been lost to the neighborhood parishes, and the essentials that remain. It is Watkins belief that it is faith that gets us through the best and the worst of times. These paintings represent Watkins’ tribute to both her roots and her faith.

The Visual Arts Gallery is open Monday and Wednesday, from 2 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park. For more information, call (708) 534-4017 or visit