Oakton’s art museum to exhibit renowned landscape artist Harold Gregor
(Nov. 21, 2016) “Changing Perspectives: The Landscapes of Harold Gregor” will be on display from opening night, Thursday, Dec. 1, until Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. The public is invited to a free opening night reception from 5 to 8 p.m.
The traveling exhibition is a retrospective of art by the former University of Illinois professor known as the “Dean of the Midwest Landscape.” Works on display span more than 50 years and include oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors and prints depicting Gregor’s early abstract work through his interpretations of the Illinois farmlands surrounding Urbana-Champaign where he lives and works.
“His landscapes reveal unusual perspective, which enables the artist to visually eliminate the flatness of the Illinois prairie,” said Nathan Harapz, the museum’s manager and curator.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday. For more information, call 847-635-2633, or visit www.oakton.edu/museum.