THE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL, CURATED BY ERIC s. JONes
Exhibit Dates: June 11 - July 26
Reception: June 21, 4 – 7 p.m.
The University School was a part of campus from 1874 to 1971. Many graduates will return this Summer for a reunion. The exhibit traces the history of the University School, which over the years was located in the Normal Building, the Temporary Building, Old Main, the Allyn Building and the Pulliam Building.
Mother and Son, the Art of Lee & Eldon Benz
Exhibit Dates: June 11 - August 24
Public Reception: June 21, 4 – 7 p.m.
Lee Benz (1918-1986) was a talented artists working in several media (her work, Magic Fishbowl, is seen at left). A fire destroyed many of her artworks, which led her son, Eldon Benz, to use his computer skills and education in art (from SIU) to digitize and reprint the works. This exhibit will feature both originals and restored works by Lee and sculptures by Eldon (an Eldon Benz sculpture is seen at right.).