Digital and Photoshop art exhibit opens April 23 at EC

Apr 09 2014

'Snowy Bean' by Clay Wilson of Flanagan is among the photographs taken by Eureka College students that will be on display April 23 through May 2 at Eureka College Burgess Hall Art Gallery. The 2014 photo is of Cloud Gate, commonly known as The Bean, in Millennium Park, Chicago.

Photography by Eureka College students will be displayed April 23 through May 2 in Burgess Hall Art Gallery at Eureka College. The show is the culmination of the semester’s work in an advanced digital and Photoshop course.

Exhibiting students are Alyssa Barron of Washington, Oakleigh Beard of Ft. Worth, Corey Dawson of Farmington, Devin Frendreis of Elmhurst, Jonathan Glass of Hazel Crest, Cara Heyungs of Secor, Brittany Hougham of Wapella, Caleigh Hruska and Steve Morhrman, both of Normal, Katie Leszczynski of Lake Zurich, Rachel Tapp of Indianapolis, Erica Utley of Byron and Clay Wilson of Flanagan.

The public is welcome to attend a reception for the artists from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 23 in the gallery.

The show will include more than 25 photographs from mixed genres, including portrait, landscape and architecture. Each student was challenged to push the boundaries of his or her photographic skills, while demonstrating accomplishment with advanced editing and photographic manipulation, according to art instructor Justin Dwyer.

The Eureka College gallery is located on the third floor of Burgess Memorial Hall, 300 E. College Ave. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment by calling Dwyer at (309) 231-2365. Admission is free.