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Teachers make art, too—Parkland faculty exhibition reception Thursday

Giertz Gallery at Parkland College will be holding an opening reception for the artists of the Art & Design Faculty exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.  A gallery talk will be given by Craig McMonigal at 6:30pm, and music will be provided by by Associate Professor Matthew Watt and Professor Matthew Hurt.

McMonigal, an instructor in photography, will discuss his work in the exhibition. He won the 2015 Illinois Community College Trustees Association Award for Outstanding Part-time Faculty Member, but will retire from Parkland in January.

McMonigal is a 21-year faculty member who has been praised by colleagues for his commitment to the college, the program, and the students. During his time with Parkland’s Art and Design program, McMonigal has developed new courses in photography, implemented innovative techniques, and worked to help create the Associate in Applied Science in Photography program. He is a member of the Society for Photographic Education, and he has served as the Parkland representative on the Illinois Higher Education Art Association.

The Art and Design Faculty Exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Image from Parkland’s website: Craig McMonigal, Untitled/Viewer/Voyeur Series digital print, 20″ x 15″, 2014 

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