January 12-February 9

Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 5-6:30 p.m.

Photography & Drawings

The Bicentennial Art Center is excited to announce its first exhibit of the year. "Works by Phil Glosser & Joe Perez" features photographs, paintings, and pen and ink drawings. The exhibit will end on Sunday, Feb. 11. The opening reception was held on Friday, Jan. 19 and was attended by family and guests. The artists were in attendance and gave a brief talk about their work and answered audience questions.

The exhibit features work by a grandfather, Phil Glosser, and his grandson, Joe Perez, both from Charleston, Ill.

The subject matter of the artwork on display ranges from sports idols and historical places, to lighthouses, flowers and scenery.

Phil Glosser is a retired art and photography instructor. He spent his last 25 years teaching at Neoga Community Unit Schools. He and his wife, Diana, do travel photography. Presently Phil works mainly on historic site drawings in pen & ink.

Joe Perez is a Senior at Charleston High School. He will be attending college in the Fall to study Environmental Biology, hoping to go into the research field. This summer, prior to going to college, he will be going to Belize for environmental studies through Belize University. Joe started taking photographs at age seven, and has won or placed in several show.

The majority of the artwork on display is for sale. The artists are asking for a minimum donation of $20 for each item. The funds raised from the sale of artwork will go towards Joe's Belize study trip and college education.

The exhibit will be up through Sunday, Feb. 11. Stop by the Art Center to see this great display and purchase a piece of artwork at a very reasonable price.

Past dates

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  • Starting Friday, January 12th, 2018, repeated every day until Friday, February 09, 2018 — all day


Bicentennial Art Center and Museum

132 S. Central Ave.
Paris, IL


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