‘A Colorful Journey’ art exhibit inspired by Walt Disney World opens March 28 at EC

Sweet Mess by Erica Utley
Splashin' Through by Erica Utley

Walt Disney World-inspired artwork by Eureka College senior Erica Utley of Byron will be on display March 28 through April 16 at Burgess Hall Art Gallery, Eureka College. An opening reception will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 28 in the gallery. It is free and open to the public.

The “A Colorful Journey” exhibit is inspired by Utley’s spring 2013 internship at Walt Disney World. The paintings and 3-D pieces are brightly colored and include a life-sized 3-D trolley, a variety of ceramic feet, handmade balloons and an interactive life-sized photo collage.

Utley was employed by the city of Washington last summer when she painted approximately 770 fire hydrants in the city. She aspires to own a photography business.

The Eureka College gallery is located on the third floor of Burgess Memorial Hall, 300 E. College Ave. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment by calling (309) 467-6866. Admission is free.