Tuesday, August 29, 2006

UIS kicks off citywide celebration of sculptor Preston Jackson

A citywide progressive celebration on September 9 will mark the grand opening of "Bearing Witness: The Art of Preston Jackson" at four locations in Springfield -- at UIS, the Illinois State Museum, Springfield Art Association, and Prairie Art Alliance -- through October 28. Each venue will display different bodies of his work.

The celebration starts with a reception and ceremony beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 9, on the UIS quad in front of a monumental Jackson sculpture called "Travels of My Seven Sisters." The artist will be present. An exhibit from his most recent series, titled "Fresh From Julieanne's Garden," will be on display in the Visual Arts Gallery. Read more about Jackson's work and see the schedule for the progressive celebration>>

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