After the close of "Crafting Maya Identity", the gallery closed for 10 days. Jody prepped the gallery walls, removing the Maya freeze accent, spackling and painting. The work for "A New Beginning" arrived last Monday, and the crew (Courtny, Ashley, Natalie, Carrie, Jacob, Jody, and I) finished installation in time for the reception yesterday evening. A special thanks to Manny for spending two days assembling his presses and water filtration system in the gallery.
"A New Beginning" celebrates the careers of retiring NIU School of Art faculty members Yale Factor, Ronald Mazanowski, and Manuel Hernandez.