Quincy University’s Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, will host an art exhibition featuring narrative collages by C. Maura Poshka of Paxton, Illinois. This exhibition is currently displayed and has been extended to January 10, 2018. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Poshka attended Quincy College from fall of 1969 – Spring of 1971, then transferred to the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree. She also has a Master of Fine Art degree and a Master of Arts degree in art therapy. She is the recipient of the Fulbright Award for Oriental Ceramics and an EWHA Women’s University mentor.

Poshka’s use of narrative collage started when she was an undergrad at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her main influences to her work is her Recovery Program as a recovering alcoholic and addictions counselor where one has to attempt truth and health of EGO to make it sober and her clinical work while she was working on her art therapy master’s degree.

“I aspire to make art daily and have a viable dialog-informed by life. Sober 36+ years, I think of the person who ran till he collapsed to stay sober and sane. Although I have no desire to drink now and have moved from self – destructive ways, I like to think of exploring possibilities in an art piece to give it optimal life and show I love life and am grateful for it as an artist,” says Poshka. “That is why I make my “stories” with Narrative Collage. I hope others/the viewer use my art for their own narratives and lives.”


The Gray Gallery hours are:

Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 11:00pm

Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday – Closed

Sunday 5:00pm – 11:00pm.

The Gray Gallery Holiday Hours will be as follows:

December 14- 8:30 am -5:00 pm

Friday, December 15- 9:00 am -3:00 pm

Saturday-Sunday, December 16-17- Closed

Monday – Wednesday, December 18-20 – 10:00 am -2:00 pm

Thursday, December 21, 2017 – Sunday, January 7, 2018- Closed,

Monday – Thursday, January 8-11 – 10:00 am -2:00 pm


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