March 2, 2024

Fred Jones - Saving the Planet
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: University Art Gallery
Description: WIU Professor Emeritus Fred Jones will have an exhibition, "Saving the Plant", on display February 27 through March 29 at the Western Illinois University Art Gallery.

A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, March 2, 4:30-6:00 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 about the natural world.

Jones earned a National Diploma in design in 1961 from Cardiff College of Art in Wales, U.K. plus 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 Western Illinois University 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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