The Art of Paper at GSU

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“Milwaukee Avenue Series Panel” by Matthew Woodward. (SUPPLIED)

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Governors State University realizes that creativity often goes hand in hand with instruction. In a special series of exhibitions, GSU is sharing art and art instruction with members of the community interested in learning the intricacies, methods, and some of the secrets of artistic creativity.

The series begins with “Ways of Making: Work on Paper” on Wednesday, October 19. The event begins with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by an Artist Talk beginning at 7 p.m. The exhibit runs from October 17 through November 11, at the GSU Visual Arts Gallery.

Four artists who create primary and significant work using paper will exhibit their work and participate in the talk. Michelle Grabner of Oak Park is an accomplished, exhibiting artist and professor and department chair at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Zach Mory of Chicago has exhibited throughout the Midwest and taught courses at Wisconsin at UW-Madison, Carthage College, Lawrence University and Ripon College. Allison Svoboda of Chicago teaches at Lill Street Art Center and works in her studio in Chicago. Matthew Woodward of Chicago is an accomplished working artist with degrees from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the New York Academy of Art.

The exhibit was curated by guest curator Elizabeth Whiting, Curator of the Union League Club of Chicago’s nearly 800 piece collection, and GSU’s Gallery Director Jeff Stevenson.

“By inviting professional artists to exhibit their work in the campus gallery, classroom instruction and conversations with students can be energized in new ways, and the GSU community can enjoy interacting with excellent art,” said Stevenson.

This event was made possible by a grant from the GSU Intellectual Life Committee.

Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois. The Visual Arts Gallery is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays from 1 to 9 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, call (708) 534-4021or visit