The September “First Wednesday” art program at Western Illinois University will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 in Garwood Hall, the Heating Plant Annex and the University Art Gallery.

The event is open free to all ages, and welcomes visitors from campus and the surrounding community/region. First Wednesday has relied on numerous donations of materials from businesses like Blick Art Materials in Galesburg, IL, and through monetary support from the Performing Arts Society (PAS).

Garwood Hall Activities

Monotypes – Professor Bill Howard, Garwood 12 (first floor)

Embellish with Fabric Markers and Stencils – Professor Jenny Knavel, Garwood 16, first floor

Dried Flower Keyrings – Associate Professor Ta-Teh Ku, Garwood 24, second floor

Gyotaku Fish Paintings – Professor Tim Waldrop, Garwood 25, second floor

First Wednesday Art Program Returns at Western Illinois University Sept. 7
Heating Plant Annex Activities

• Twisted Wire Jewelry – Department of Art Chair and Professor Kat Myers, HPA 107

One-Inch Clay Challenge – Associate Ian Shelly, HPA 111

Packing Tape Sculptures, Professor Duke Oursler


University Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery will be open late to display “The Tate Lindahl Collection” in its first floor galleries.

For more information on the monthly program, contact Professor Tim Waldrop at TD-Waldrop@wiu.edu, or the WIU Department of Art and Design at (309) 298-1549, or visit facebook.com/ARTWIU, or @wiuart on Instagram.

First Wednesday Art Program Returns at Western Illinois University Sept. 7
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First Wednesday Art Program Returns at Western Illinois University Sept. 7

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