Barry McNamara  |  Published February 22, 2023

The Art of Teachers

New exhibition in College’s Len G. Everett Gallery includes works by 37 area educators.

ALUMNI ART: One of the educators with a work in the exhibit is 2012 graduate Brennan Probst, an a... ALUMNI ART: One of the educators with a work in the exhibit is 2012 graduate Brennan Probst, an art instructor at Carthage College.MONMOUTH, Ill. – More than three dozen artists are featured in an exhibition that opened this week in Monmouth College’s Len G. Everett Gallery on the upper level of Hewes Library.

Titled “Artist-Teachers/Teacher-Artists,” the exhibition will be on display through March 25, when there will be a gallery reception from 2-3:30 p.m. Many of the artists will be in attendance, and several of them will speak about their work.

'PIRATE': Retired Galesburg art teacher Christine Dokolasa created this colorful work, on... 'PIRATE': Retired Galesburg art teacher Christine Dokolasa created this colorful work, one of 48 that are currently on display in the Len G. Everett Gallery in Hewes Library.“The exhibition showcases work by artists in the local and regional community – artists who also teach,” said Monmouth art professor Stephanie Baugh. “Included in the show are PK-12 art teachers, museum educators, retired art teachers, and folks who teach art in higher ed.”

The exhibit includes 48 artworks created by 37 artists, including 11 Monmouth alumni.

“This show developed from an open call,” said Baugh. “We reached out, via mailings, emails and social media, to art educators in surrounding counties, neighboring states and beyond. Every artist who responded was invited to include one or two artworks in the exhibition. The result is an exciting and eclectic display of work that you can’t help but enjoy.”

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