Parkland student exhibition opens this week
CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition will be on view in the Parkland Art Gallery from Monday through May 3, with the opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Jordan Kay and the Parkland Guitar Ensemble will perform live music during the reception, and awards will be announced at 7 p.m.
The student work will include photography, painting, drawing, metals, sculpture, three-dimensional and two-dimensional design, color theory, and ceramics.
Parkland art and design faculty selected for the show 200 works from among more than 400 entries. Students taking art classes in the current academic year beginning with summer 2013 were eligible.
"What I enjoy most is seeing the variety of artwork that our students produce," said Craig McMonical, a Parkland instructor in photography, art appreciation and history of photography. "As a faculty member, we each only see a microcosm of what our students can do, and this exhibit shows their diversity and professionalism. I love the fact that we get to show off to the community our talented students."
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays; and noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays.