MACOMB IL — The March "First Wednesday" art program at Western Illinois University will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 in Garwood Hall, the Heating Plant Annex and the University Art Gallery.
The event is open free to all ages and welcomes visitors from campus and the surrounding community/region. First Wednesday has relied on numerous donations of materials from businesses like Blick Art Materials in Galesburg, IL, and through monetary support from the Performing Arts Society (PAS).
Garwood Hall Activities
• Printmaking – Professor Bill Howard, Garwood 12 (first floor)
• The Bandana Project – Professor Susan Czechowski, Garwood 16 (first floor) – The Bandana Project is an international art-activism project and advocacy campaign to raise awareness of workplace sexual violence suffered by female farmworkers. White bandanas will be decorated, using silk screening and hand drawing, and displayed.
• Drawing – Professor Jan Clough, Garwood 20 (second floor)
• Kids Art Activity – Associate Professor Ta-Teh Ku and art education students, Garwood 24 (second floor)
• Small Scale, Mixed-Media Painting – Professor Tim Waldrop, Garwood 25 (second floor)
• Cartoon Caption Contest – Professor Damon McArthur, Garwood 34 (third floor)
• Bead and Knotted Cord Bracelets – Department of Art Chair Kat Myers, HPA 107
• Wheel Throwing – Associate Professor Ian Shelly, HPA 111
• Soap Carving – Associate Professor Duke Oursler, HPA 105
• HPA Annex Gallery – "Murmurations, by Missouri artist Bo Bedillion
The University Art Gallery will be open late to display "Borrowed Time," by Jennifer Bock Nelson, Kelly Mueller and Amy Sacksteder and "entwine," by Ann Coddington.
For more information on the monthly program, call the WIU Department of Art at (309) 298-1549.