UIS will host a panel discussion of the life and work of sculptor Preston Jackson beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 5, in Brookens Auditorium. A reception hosted by the UIS Alumni Association will immediately follow the discussion at 8:30 p.m. in the PAC restaurant, and the Visual Arts Gallery will also be open after the discussion to allow participants to view some of Jackson’s works firsthand.
Mike Miller, assistant professor of Visual Arts who was instrumental in bringing the exhibit to life, noted, "We have an excellent group of art historians, gallerists, curators, arts administrators, and artists assembled in the panel. The fact that experts of this caliber have agreed to take part in the discussion is itself a testament to the quality of Jackson's work." Read more>>