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The Steward Work on Display Until Sept. 28

September 14, 2023

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MACOMB, IL - -The Western Illinois University Art and Design Department will host the annual ANNEX Art Gallery honoring Carbondale, IL, artist Kait Steward for her work, "Here Nor There," on display until Thursday, Sept. 28.

Steward is an emerging artist based in Carbondale. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University, which she completed in 2023, after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Murray State University in 2019.

Her artwork has been showcased both regionally and nationally. Steward teaches introductory art courses with the Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University and currently works as a program assistant for Artspace304, a local arts non-profit organization in southern Illinois.

A reception will be held in honor of the artist from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, September 28. Steward will speak at 5 p.m. about the inspirations behind her work.

Admission is open free to the public. For more information about the gallery, visit For more information on the artist, visit

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