Works from Illinois artists Margie Glass Sula, Sherri Denault and Patty McWilliams are a part of a show called “3 Graces Under Pressure” now through Oct. 17 at Joliet Junior College’s Laura A. Sprague Gallery on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.
The gallery is regularly open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, but it is also open for public viewing during other JJC Fine Arts events that are scheduled either on weekends or after 8 p.m.
In this exhibit, these three artists communicate to viewers that static painting, drawing and sculpture – the three graces – are still relevant in an ever-changing digitized world. Their work reflects a break in modern society’s whirlwind of technology and information at the touch of a button.
“Sometimes, I feel we all need to get back down to Earth, to the real – salt of the earth – even if only for a moment,” Sula said in an artist statement.
Another message Sula wants to get across to viewers is simplicity. Sula, an adjunct instructor at both JJC and Kankakee Community College, chose to display both paintings and sculptures.
Denault is an adjunct instructor at Olivet-Nazarene University and has been professionally exhibiting her work since the mid-2000s. The artwork she chose for this exhibit showcases the theme of the entanglement and illusion of thought.
McWilliams is an adjunct instructor at Kankakee Community College and the owner of Monkey Mind Art Studio. Her work of drawings on wood surfaces encompasses her life experiences.
In addition to the exhibit, the public is invited to a gallery reception on Friday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. held in J-1004.
For more information about the JJC art gallery, visit http://www.jjc.edu/academics/divisions/arts-sciences/fine-arts/art/Pages/gallery.aspx, or contact Joe Milosevich at 815-280-2423 or Rita Monroe at 815-280-2223.