Featured Artist: Michael Godsil
Godsil was born and raised in Galesburg, Illinois, and is a graduate of Knox College. He teaches photography and digital photography in the Department of Art & Art History at Knox College. His personal, creative photography is primarily landscapes, nature details, and architectural subjects. In addition to using current digital camera equipment, Godsil still occasionally uses a large format, 4" x 5" field camera, or a medium format camera with analog black & white film and traditional darkroom processes. Past self-assigned creative photography projects have involved multiple trips over 30 years to the American Desert Southwest to photograph isolated Anasazi Indian ruins, and a trip to Peru to photograph Inca ruin sites, including Machu Picchu. In July 2017, Godsil photographed glaciers and icebergs in Iceland and Greenland for another ongoing, self-assigned creative project that spans the past 30 years, and which has also involved photographing receding glaciers in Alaska, the Canadian Rockies, Montana, and New Zealand. His work is on exhibit and for sale in the James Keefe gallery through August 31.
Art from the HeARTland features artwork of all mediums from local and regional artists. The exhibition is July 2-August 16, 2019. Our 2019 juror Janice Rockwell will give a gallery talk at OFTA on Wednesday, July 10 at 10am. The opening reception is 5-7pm Friday, July 12. The evening will also feature the music of John Heasly and the culinary delights of our hospitality committee. This event is free and open to the public. See you in the gallery! Click below for a list of the 2019 award winners.
Artist credit: Alana K. Reed "Tussle on 12th Street" 2018 Best of Show