Quincy University’s Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, will host an art exhibition, “End of Life, One Man’s Final Struggle,” featuring works by Bradley Flora and Peggy Zalucha both from Mount Horeb, Wis. This free exhibition will take place from March 2-27, 2020, and is open to the public. An artist reception will be held during the St. Patrick’s Day Art Crawl on March 20, 2020, from 6 – 9 p.m.
This exhibit of mixed media on paper is a collaboration from the visual journal of the two artists as they cared for Peggy’s husband, Tony Zalucha, as he suffered from a degenerative brain disease. This project gave the artists points of connection with him as the disease took away his life in slow motion. As he lost muscle control, they literally became his supporters and he, in turn, was supportive of them and their art-making process.
“He had a big heart and I saw it stolen out from under him,” said Bradley Flora. “I have never drawn an individual’s portrait as many times as I drew my Uncle Tony, and having his blessing was such a gift.”
The Gray Gallery is open Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Closed; Sunday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
For more information, contact Gray Gallery curator, Robert Mejer at email@example.com.
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