EUREKA, Ill. — Eureka College Professor and Chair of Fine & Performing Arts Rhea Edge will present Memory and Loss at the McLean County Arts Center from Friday, Sept. 8 through Saturday, Oct. 28. The works are all large-scale paintings of turtles, birds, seals and other wildlife and their habitats.
An Artist’s Reception is scheduled for Sept. 8 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. A total of 18 works will be on display in varying sizes.
“Having been awarded a sabbatical to study wildlife during the spring semester in 2014, I focused on the turtles and birds that inform this show with fellow explorer, Dale Birkenholz,” Edge said. “Referencing both vulnerability and endurance of life in the balance, my painting and prints of endangered birds and mammals are produced from true memories.”
Edge has been a Professor of Art at Eureka College since 1993 and the Division Chair of Fine & Performing Arts since 2003. Her prints and paintings reside in public collections throughout the Midwest, including Illinois Wesleyan University, Illinois State University, Eureka College and Bradley University.