New gallery puts spotlight on IWU students
Displays of art for sale draw more eyes in new Student Center
“I think any opportunity to show is great,” said Helvie, who, along with four other students, is part of the first group to have their art on display at the gallery. “To have it in the
The gallery, named for the year when the school (then called
“I pretty much serve as curator, doing all the tasks that that includes,”
A grand opening last weekend featured acrylic paintings by Helvie and student Ben Hubbard and photographs by students Katie Collins, Ben Swygart and Chris Whonsetler. The works will be on display for three weeks before making way for a new group of artists.
“We’ve gotten the word out through e-mail and posters and word-of-mouth that we’re always open for students to submit their work,” said Henderson, who also hopes to include alumni and faculty in future shows. “They can pick up information sheets and submission forms, and then there is a review process of the artwork.”
The work shown is for sale with prices set by the artist and a commission going toward running the gallery. Regular hours for the 1920 Gallery are 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Originally published September 21, 2006