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Giertz Gallery goes to the birds

Yesterday, Giertz Gallery at Parkland College opened a thematic exhibition of two artists who have a similar fascination with birds, but differ greatly in execution. 

Retired Illinois professor Barbara Kendrick takes inspiration from the adaptability of avians while creating her collages. Brooklyn-based Monique Lucetti’s darker sensibilities are reflected in her drawings taken from museum specimens. Together, they be showing throughout the month of October, as well as hosting a handful of lectures, including a lunchtime presentation on 10/20/15 that will feature live owls and other birds to meet and greet courtesy of Susan Donovan of the Urbana Park District’s Anita Purves Nature Center. 


Works by Barbara Kendrick & Monique Luchetti
Monday, September 28 – Saturday, November 7, 2015
Reception: Thursday, September 3, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk at 6:30 pm by Kendrick and Luchetti
Additional Lectures in the Gallery:
Barbara Kendrick, Wednesday, September 30, 1:15 p.m.
Monique Luchetti, Thursday, October 1, 1:15 p.m.
Parkland College’s Sustainable Campus Committee —
“Owls and Avian Adaptations”
Tuesday, October 20th, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
In the gallery lounge with live specimens

[Barbara Kendrick, St. Franny, 2015, collage, 19″ x 16″
Monique Luchetti, Gyrfalcon,1985, 2015, pencil, gouache, watercolor on Nepalese lokta paper, 68″ x 30″]


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