“Making Friends,” a ceramic sculpture exhibit by Cyndi Merrill, opens February 13 in Gallery 336B, located in the Academic Building. An meet and greet event with the artist is scheduled for February 13 from noon to 2:00 pm with an artist talk slated for 1:30 pm, both in the gallery.
Merrill earned both a bachelor in fine arts degree in ceramics and a bachelor of arts degree in studio arts from Illinois State University. A sculptor who resides in Mapleton, her sculptures reference motion and the idealized form as a type of therapeutic contemplation about contemporary standards of youthfulness and usefulness in the modern world. Merrill’s sculptures demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century.
Merrill is owner/artist of the Dog and Pony Art Gallery and Glazed and Confused Pottery, both in Peoria.
The exhibit by is on display through March 8.
Hours of operation for Gallery 336B are Monday through Thursday, from 9 am to 5 pm and Friday from 9 am to noon. Operation of all galleries varies with ICC’s holidays and breaks.
The exhibit is presented by the ICC Art Program and the Arts at ICC. The Arts at ICC has a rich history of enhancing the arts community and expanding education beyond the classroom. Arts at ICC presents more than 500 exhibits, performances, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, master classes, clinics, seminars, receptions, orientations, forums, auditions and tournaments annually.
For more information or to confirm a gallery will be open at a particular time, visit ArtsAtICC.com or contact the ICC Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department at (309) 694-5113.