Artwork to Support Local and State Efforts for Clean Drinking Water
A Kim Curtis & Pairie Rivers Network Collaboration
Murphy Gallery Opening Reception:
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
7:30pm: Discussion between the artist and Glynnis Collins, Executive Director of Prairie Rivers Network
Location: Murphy Gallery at the University Y, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign
Murphy Gallery of the University Y will open a unique exhibition featuring local Urbana artist Kim Curtis on November 14, on view until January 19, 2014.This exhibition is a unique collaboration between the artist and Prairie Rivers Network, the Illinois state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation to benefit efforts to keep water resources clean, healthy, and diverse for the people and wildlife of Illinois. To learn more about how you can get involved, come to the opening reception on Thursday, November 14 at 7pm. At 7:30pm, there will be a discussion between the artist and Glynnis Collins, Executive Director of Prairie Rivers Network.
About Kim Curtis: Kim Curtis moved to Illinois following from a career in costume design, a second degree in painting, and a landscape of ocean and mountains. A transplant from California, Kim now paints full-time in her studio in rural Urbana, where her work reflects the effect of this very different place on a Painter exploring the switch from figure to landscape, vertical to horizontal and urban to agricultural.
About Murphy Gallery
You may not think of a YMCA as the first place you’d go to view an art exhibit, particularly one showcasing a unique variety of work from people who are just starting out, established, or feel compelled to use art to speak out about and engage people in growing concerns of our communities. Murphy Gallery is a space that not only reflects the work of the University Y towards social justice, environmental protection, interfaith advocacy, and global engagement, but also asks for meaningful reflection.
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