"Ways of Making: Painting" 25 Women Artists for 25 Years of Women's History Month

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"Ways of Making: Painting" 25 Women Artists for 25 Years of Women's History Month
Curated by: Dolores Mercado

1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484-0975
March 9th, 2012 - March 30th, 2012
Opening: March 9th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

United States
Mon-Thu 10-7; Fri 10-3; or by appointment
Governors State, IL, University Park
figurative, landscape, modern, surrealism, digital, photography, mixed-media


The Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University will present “Ways of Making: Painting” from March 9 through 30. The exhibit will feature the artwork of 25 painters, all women, in recognition of the 25th year of Women’s History Month. A closing reception celebrating the artists will be held on Wednesday, March 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Gallery Director Jeff Stevenson and Guest Curator Dolores Mercado, of the  National Museum of Mexican Art, invited artists who represent a diversity of working styles, career stages, and subject matter. 

“This exhibit seeks to enhance the classroom experience for our students as well as provide a wonderful cultural experience to our extended and growing community outside of the university,” said Stevenson.

“Ways of Making: Painting” is the third in a series of exhibitions that highlight the art making practices taught in GSU’s art program. Previous exhibits focused on the ways of making work on paper and photography. Additional exhibits will explore the intricacies, methods, and some of the secrets of artistic creativity in other media such as sculpture and digital art.