Quincy University’s Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, will host an art exhibition featuring works by C. Beth Shadur of Highland Park, Illinois. This exhibition will take place from October 13 through November 10. The exhibition will feature at least one work from a new project, The National Park Project, which is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Shadur is an artist who has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Drawing Center in New York City; the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY; the Butler Institute of Art in Youngstown, Ohio; and at the Colorado Springs Art Museum in Colorado Springs, CO.  She has created over 150 large public murals as public, private and community art projects in both the United States and Great Britain. As an educator, Shadur has lectured widely on community arts in both the United States and abroad.

She has curated numerous national exhibitions, including the ongoing ‘The Poetic Dialogue Project’, which has traveled throughout the United States.  In 2016, she was awarded a residency at the Harfnarborg Art Center in Harfnarjardur, Iceland. Since 2012, Shadur serves as the Gallery Director at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Ill. In 2016, she was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Illinois State Museum. Her work is owned in private and public collections and appears in publications, books and catalogs.

For more information, contact Gray Gallery curator, Robert Mejer at mejerbob@quincy.edu.

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