SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College (SSC) is pleased to present a new exhibition located in the Dulgar Gallery on SSC’s Main Campus in South Holland. An exhibition of art works by Gregg Hertzlieb titled “Recent Drawings” is on display March 6 to April 21, 2017. There will be an afternoon reception for the artist on March 27th at 12:30 p.m.
Gregg Hertzlieb is the director/curator of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. He has a master’s degree in fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. An exhibiting artist working primarily in watercolor and pen and ink, Hertzlieb has shown his art in numerous exhibitions. His work is in both public and private collections.
Hertzlieb is the editor of numerous books, including The Calumet Region: An American Place (2009) and Domestic Vision: Twenty-Five Years of the Art of Joel Sheesley (2008), as well as a contributor to the books The Art of George Ames Aldrich (2013), The Indiana Dunes Revealed: The Art of Frank V. Dudley (2006) and American Railroad China: Image and Experience (2008). In addition to performing his duties at the museum, Hertzlieb teaches Museum Studies, Managing Facilities, and Printmaking; serves as art editor for Valparaiso University’s journal The Cresset; and contributes essays on Brauer collection objects to the Valparaiso Poetry Review. Hertzlieb is a native of Northwest Indiana and lives in LaPorte.
Hertzlieb describes his work as, “I hope to tell a story in my pictures, and the story is basically an extended investigation of who I am and what I discover in the landscape of both my imagination and the region I call home. In a sense, I wish my works to function like a message in a bottle, where through the drawings I reach across time and space to communicate to the viewer the way I felt, the things I was thinking about, as I created the picture.”
The public is welcome to visit the art exhibition and reception at no charge. The Dulgar Gallery is on the first floor. SSC Galleries are open at minimum Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The galleries are closed on weekends and holidays. For more information, please call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2445 or ext. 2316, or visit www.ssc.edu/art. SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.
Pictured: Untitled, 2016 ink and watercolor on paper