The UIS Visual Arts Gallery will open its 2007 spring season with "Skin: New Work by Michelle Coakes," which will be on display January 16 through February 8. The gallery will host an evening with the artist from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 18.
Coakes is a professor of art at Lincoln Land Community College. Her work includes sculptural ceramic objects – some exploring pure form and others referencing vessels. An interest in skin, both literal and symbolic, inspires many of the pieces. Read more>>