September 20 - October 19, 2015
University Galleries of Illinois State University is pleased to announce the opening of Alumni Spectacular 2015. A public reception will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The exhibition will be on view through October 19. Illinois State University’s Alumni Relations will host a public reception at University Galleries in conjunction with the beginning of Homecoming Week and the Uptown Normal tree-lighting ceremony on Monday, October 19, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
University Galleries will exhibit artwork by a large group of talented alumni to welcome them to our new space in Uptown Normal and celebrate their accomplishments. All alumni of the School of Art were invited to participate in this open-call exhibition. Neither a degree in studio art nor a diploma was a requirement. All works submitted will be displayed; the only stipulation imposed was that each piece must measure no more than 20 inches in any dimension. The exhibition will include drawings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, metals, glass, paintings, collages, and videos.
University Galleries organized the first Alumni Spectacular in 2010 to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University, and it was the most encompassing alumni show ever installed at University Galleries, with 259 artists from 30 states and Canada.
The Alumni Spectacular 2015 coincides with the first anniversary of University Galleries’ move to Uptown Normal, the Town of Normal’s 150th anniversary, and the kickoff for Illinois State University’s Homecoming festivities.