January 15 - February 19, 2021

Artist, entrepreneur, advocate, and philanthropist David Dow continues and evolves his exploration of masks: do they hide who we are or allow us to become something we wish to be? His current work is inspired by childhood recollections conjured up during the tumultuous months of 2020: an exotic gift received, his eccentric paternal grandparents, and exposure to the richness of cultures vastly different from his own. Taking a pause from ceramics, he has produced a new body of work created by steady hands, glass beads, and wax. Oh, and patience.

January 15 - February 19, 2021

Jessica Bingham (b. 1989) is an artist, curator, educator, and mother working in Central Illinois. She is Curator at University Galleries of Illinois State University and the Director and Cofounder of Project 1612, an independent artist-run space focused on ephemeral exhibitions and participatory performances. In addition to curating exhibitions and engaging community, Bingham is a practicing artist whose work examines memory, trauma, homemaking, childhood, and motherhood through mending.

Hua Nian is a signature artist of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS). Her paintings appear in international and national art exhibitions, winning awards at local, state, and national shows. She is now an active exhibiting artist and art instructor of Hua Nian Art Studio in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

We are now offering CDC approved 3-layer masks featuring original renderings of historic buildings by Douglas Johnson, Executive Director of MCAC!

$15 for a small or large Mask & $7 for a matching pouch (tax included)! 

Pick up at MCAC  -  Shipping available for $5.

Call, e-mail info@mcac.org, or come in to place your order today!

 Ryburn Place -Historic Route 66 Landmark in Normal, Illinois. Sprague’s Super Service was completed in the early 1930’s by local contractor William W Sprague to meet the needs of travelers along Route 66. It had a restaurant, gas station, and garage. The tudor-revival building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Funk’s Grove Depot– Historic Route 66 Landmark in Funks Grove, Illinois. The Chicago & Alton depot was built in Shirley prior to 1909 and was moved to Funks Grove in the early 1970’s. The depot is on the historic register with the Illinois Historical Society.

McLean County Arts Center – Historic Landmark in Bloomington, Illinois. This building was designed by renowned architect Arthur L. Pillsbury, and dedicated as home to the First Congregational Church in 1909. It housed several different denominations until 1979, when the McLean County Arts Center made this historic building its home.

We also have the   logo mask available as well!


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