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New Exhibit Opens During FREE First Friday Gallery Walk, February 7, 2020

January 29th, 2020

Decatur Area Arts Council announces the February 2020 exhibit in the Anne Lloyd Gallery at the Madden Arts Center, 125 N. Water St. in downtown Decatur.  Entitled “In Flux,” the exhibit will be open February 5-29.   The exhibit features abstract paintings and collages by local artist Michelle Sendy.  

The public is invited to attend the opening reception for the exhibit which will be held during the First Friday Gallery Walk in downtown Decatur, IL on Friday, February 7, 5-7:30 pm.  Sendy will speak briefly about her art at 6 pm. The Millikin Electric Guitar Ensemble will provide music throughout the evening. The event is open free to the public.

Sendy's work explores shape and form as she deconstructs the familiar to create fresh, playful works that draw the viewer into themselves. She is inspired by common objects, such as the landscapes we see in our everyday life or items we interact with on a daily basis. Likewise, her collages, made primarily from discarded materials, evoke whimsical landscapes that disarm the viewer and invite them into her fantastical world.  Sendy holds a BFA in painting from Millikin University and a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Illinois State University. She teaches art at Maroa-Forsyth High School.

First Friday Gallery Walk includes five galleries:

MADDEN ARTS CENTER presents: 125 N. Water St.
Anne Lloyd Gallery:  IN FLUX - Michelle Sendy (local artist and teacher), paintings and collages
3rd Floor Gallery:  ARTS on 3rd - Maroa-Forsyth student artwork (8th-12th grades)

BLUE CONNECTION presents:  117 N. Water St. - “Midwest Reflections,” classic & contemporary landscapes in a variety of mediums

GALLERY 510 presents:  160 E. Main St. - Marilyn Shull, acrylic pours

THE ARTFARM presents:  252 N. Park St. - Debra Joy Hart, “Bringing Light to Sacred Shadows,” mixed media

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. For more information, call 217-423-3189

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