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"Saving the Planet" Art Gallery on Display Feb. 27-March 29

February 26, 2024

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MACOMB, IL - -The Western Illinois University Art Gallery, will host WIU Professor Emeritus Fred Jones for their solo exhibition, "Saving the Planet" on display Tuesday, Feb. 27- Friday, March 29. Admission is open free to the public.

A reception for the artist will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, March 2. The artist will speak about their work at 5 p.m.

This exhibition is a presentation of "A Journal of the Spiritual and the Sublime in Nature", a collection of art reproductions, essays, quotations and statements.

Jones earned a National Diploma in Design in 1961 from Cardiff College of Art in Wales, U.K. and an Art Teachers Diploma from the University of Wales in 1962. In 1965 he earned a Master of Education degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1970-71, Jones attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, completing a Master of Fine Art in printmaking. In 1979, he attended Atelier 17 Paris. In 1987, he returned to the University of Wisconsin as an Honorary Fellow to study Computer Mediated Art.

Jones joined the WIU Art faculty in 1968 as an instructor in Art Education, Design and Drawing after teaching for two years at Chester College of Art in England. He is the recipient of five Faculty Excellence Awards, four Summer Stipend Research Awards and the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Award.

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