Steady as She Goes by Amy Wolfe on display at HCC art gallery

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[January 21, 2017]   NORMAL -  The Joe McCauley Gallery at Heartland Community College will feature Steady as She Goes, works by Amy Wolfe. The exhibit is on display now through Friday, March 3. An artist reception takes place Thursday, February 16 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the gallery.

Found object and mixed media assemblages abound in Wolfe's exhibit. Composed of man-made and natural objects with painted and drawn elements, these works reflect her exploration of "the nature of the everyday" found in her backyard, the bike trail and the local park.

From gathering scrap wood, metal, bark and branches, to drawing inked patterns and imagery, Wolfe finds meditative qualities in her observation and process. She states, "In this ritual of finding objects and finding my composition, of growth and decay and of chance and intuition, I find balance for myself."

About the Artist

Wolfe is an artist and art teacher at Bent Elementary School in Bloomington. With visiting artist Juan Chavez, she directed fifth graders and local artists in the making of a Found Object Collaborative Mural at Bent in 2016.

She works and exhibits locally at Three Square Studio and is a lead member of the Downtown Bloomington Association Artists. Her works have been exhibited at the Central Illinois Artists Organization in Peoria, McLean County Art Center in Bloomington and Illinois Stateís University Galleries in Normal.

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Wolfe earned a bachelorís degree in fine art from Illinois State and a masterís degree in education from St. Michaelís College in Vermont. She is currently completing a masterís in art education at Illinois State.

About the Joe McCauley Gallery

Exhibits, events and parking at Heartlandís Joe McCauley Gallery are free. The gallery is located in room 2507 of the Instructional Commons Building on Heartlandís Normal campus, 1500 W. Raab Road. Hours are weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on days the College is open.

For more information about this exhibit, contact Danell Dvorak, gallery coordinator, at, or call Heartlandís Liberal Arts and Social Sciences department at 309-268-8620.

[Becky Gropp]

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