Tag: about our art

About Our Art- Nostalgia

[ 0 ] September 5, 2018 |
About Our Art- Nostalgia

Brianna Lehnen is a student at Illinois State University. She is a senior, majoring in Interactive Media within the Communications department at ISU, but her darkroom photography techniques were learned at Heartland Community College. Brianna specifically focuses on vintage portraiture and old architecture because of how she can tell a story through history.          “I […]

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About Our Art- Refreshing Places

[ 0 ] July 3, 2018 |
About Our Art- Refreshing Places

Karen Gyllin is an artist from Bloomington, IL. After retiring from teaching in 2005, she has been able to focus on pencil drawing, watercolor painting, and printmaking full-time. Karen has created an exhibit entitled “Refreshing Places” and is devoting it to showing her watercolor paintings. During the past several years, Karen has been particularly interested […]

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Capturing and Creating Images

[ 0 ] March 2, 2018 |
Capturing and Creating Images

Judy Steffens is an artist from Central Illinois who works in both oils and watercolor. Her subject matter is wide ranging; she loves doing figurative paintings of people, but will often paint dogs, horses, and even the occasional cat! Sometimes she’ll do something completely different like her XO series. Recently, her pieces have been inspired […]

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Suzette Boulais

[ 0 ] January 3, 2018 |
Suzette Boulais

Suzette Boulais is an abstract artist from Peoria, IL. Her work is deeply influenced by Mark Rothko, an abstract expressionist, whose paintings deal with basic color combinations and shapes that create a specific mood or impression. In most of Suzette’s pieces, she focuses on evoking feelings related to hope, happiness, harmony, peace, light, and serenity. […]

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Cathy Engberg

[ 0 ] November 1, 2017 |
Cathy Engberg

Cathy Engberg is an oil painter who works out of her home studio in Peoria, IL. She mainly focuses on family life, children at play, or animals and always has her camera with her, ready to snap a photo to use as inspiration for her next painting. “I strive to capture a moment in time […]

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Marc Making: Artists of Marcfirst

[ 0 ] September 5, 2017 |
Marc Making: Artists of Marcfirst

Marcfirst is a local agency dedicated to supporting adults with developmental disabilities. Earlier this year, Marcfirst and University Galleries at Illinois State University collaborated to give these men and women the chance to create paintings, drawings, and other forms of artwork. During a series of workshops, Marcfirst Arts Coordinator, Iga Puchalska guided the artists through […]

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Celebrazione Dell-amore!

[ 2 ] July 7, 2017 |
Celebrazione Dell-amore!

Jody DeCremer is the Assistant Director and an Instructor in the Arts Technology Program at Illinois State University. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design and a Master of Science degree in Arts Technology, both from Illinois State University. Her Water Lilies collection of photos was inspired by her favorite painter, Claude […]

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About Our Art… Digital Painting

[ 0 ] March 2, 2017 |
About Our Art… Digital Painting

Arts Technology Program at Illinois State University Digital Painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques are applied by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet, stylus, and software. As a technique, it refers to a computer graphics software program that uses a virtual canvas and virtual painting box of brushes, colors […]

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