Art Events

Central Illinois High School Art Teacher Biennial Exhibition

pottery from high school art exhibition

December 2, 2019, 9:00pm to January 31, 2020, 7:00pm

This will be our inaugural exhibition showcasing the artistic creations of the Central Illinois Area Art Teachers. On display will be a variety of works of art in various mediums.

  • Date 12/02/2019 - 01/31/2020
  • Reception: Friday, January 31, 2020, 5-6:30 PM
  • Location: Perkinson Gallery

Regular Gallery Hours: M-F, Noon-5 PM

Contact Art Department at 217-424-6227 for more information.

Simon Levin "Lineage", Studio Conversations between Simon Levin & Apprentices

simon levin pottery

February 3, 2020, 9:00pm to March 20, 2020, 7:00pm

Simon Levin has been working in clay since 1990. He is a full time studio potter working exclusively with wood firing. His award winning work is exhibited internationally, and appears in several contemporary ceramic books. Simon is writer for many ceramic journals, and in 2013 he traveled to Taiwan as a Senior Fulbright scholar researching local materials. As a kiln builder Simon has built wood fired kilns for both US colleges and universities as well as schools in Taiwan and China. Between 2004 and 2018 his apprenticeship program has trained and influenced 17 potters.

BFA Thesis Exhibitions

March 30, 2020, 9:00am to May 3, 2020, 7:00pm

  • Reception: TBD
  • Location: Lower Gallery/Blue Connection

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibitions are the culmination of each student’s four years of work and dedication during their time at Millikin. On display will be a variety of artwork in various mediums such as painting, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, photography, printmaking, and graphic design.

Regular Gallery Hours: M-F, Noon - 5 PM

Contact the Art Department at 217-424-6227 for more information.

Annual Student Art Show

students at art exhibit

March 30, 2020, 9:00am to April 10, 2020, 6:00pm

The Annual Student Art Show features freshman through junior art students’ work. On display will be drawings, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, prints, and photography. Each year the show is judged by a local artist who chooses awards for exemplary student work.

  • Date: 03/30/2020 - 04/10/2020
  • Reception: Thursday, April 9, 2020, 5-6 PM
  • Awards: 5:30 PM
  • Gallery: Perkinson Gallery

Regular Gallery Hours: M-F, Noon - 5 PM

Contact Art Department at 217-424-6227 for more information.


Works From The Permanent Collection

piece of pottery

April 13, 2020, 9:00am to May 22, 2020, 6:00pm

  • Date: 04/13/2020 - 05/22/2020
  • Gallery: Perkinson Gallery

On display, will be selected works from the Millikin University permanent collection, featuring a wide array of art in various genres and materials.

Regular Gallery Hours: M-F, Noon - 5 PM

Contact Art Department at 217-424-6227 for more information.

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