Culver-Stockton College to host painting exhibit Aug. 25 – Sept. 23
Monday, August 01, 2011
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College will host the work of Kelly Eddington, renowned water-color artist, Aug. 25 through Sept. 23, in the Mabee Art Gallery, located in the Herrick Foundation Center on the C-SC campus. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m., with a gallery talk beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Eddington’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group venues throughout Illinois, including the Peoria Art Guild, Champaign-Urbana’s Boneyard Arts Festival, the Prairie Earth Gallery and the Eagle’s Nest art group. Her work is in private and public collections, including Western Illinois University’s permanent library collection. In addition, her works have been awarded at a number of juried shows, including the Illinois Watercolor Society 26th Annual Open Exhibition, Illinois Watercolor Society Small Waters Show and the Portrait Society of Atlanta Fall Exhibition.
Eddington’s paintings were also featured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, as part of a special U2 exhibition. She worked for seven years as an illustrator and writer for @U2, which was named “Best Music Fan Site” by Entertainment Weekly.
Eddington has been an award-winning Illinois art educator for seventeen years, teaching at Oregon High School and Unity High School. She was named Ogle County’s art educator of the year and the Oregon Chamber of Commerce’s woman of the year in education.
She received a B.A. in studio art from Western Illinois University and an M.A. in art education from the University of Illinois. She is an associate member of the Illinois Watercolor Society.
For more information on this event contact the Division of Fine Arts at (573) 288-6346.
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