Posthumous Art Exhibit Features The Legacy of Glenn Bradshaw
February 16th, 2017
The Decatur Area Arts Council presents The Legacy of Glenn Bradshaw from March 3-28 in the Anne Lloyd Gallery at the Madden Arts Center, 125 N. Water St. in downtown Decatur. Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Watercolor USA Honor Society, Glenn Bradshaw left a legacy of excellence in the art of watercolors. He was a renowned American artist, a master teacher, and a Professor Emeritus of the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois, where he taught from 1952 until retirement in 1986. In his 70-year career he created many fine works that grace the walls of numerous private, corporate and museum collections. He passed away at the age of 90 in 2013. Bradshaw’s family in conjunction with Cinema Gallery in Urbana now share his remaining works – unique, colorful and dynamic abstract paintings and collages.
An opening reception, free to the public, will be held on Friday, March 3 from 5-7:30 pm during the First Friday Gallery Walk. Scott Bradshaw, the artist’s son, will speak about his father’s art at 6 pm. Live music will feature jazz trio, The Perrilles Project from Peoria.
The Blue Connection will spotlight the portrait drawings and paintings of Millikin University art students, Tyrone Parry. He will share thoughts about his work at 6 pm.
Gallery 510 at 160 E. Main St. will also be open during the First Friday Gallery Walk. They will feature area artist, Mike Delaney, whose watercolor paintings will be on display. He will speak about his work at 6:30 pm.
This program is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. For more information, contact the Decatur Area Arts Council at 423-3189.