News from MacMurray College
Art opening rescheduled
Celebration of Bryce Speed exhibition set for Thursday.
The opening and reception of painter Bryce Speed’s show, “Peaceable Kingdom,” has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at MacMurray College’s Applebee Art Gallery. The opening was canceled last week due to the winter storm.
The Applebee Gallery is located in the Putnam Center for the Arts at the corner of East State Street and Clay Avenue on the MacMurray campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Speed's work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the United States, including Space 301 in Mobile, AL, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE, where he completed a six-week artist-in-residency program. His work was also selected to appear in the 2006 edition of New American Paintings, a regional, juried competition that appears each year in print.
Speed’s paintings, he says, are “atmospheric and architectural,” playing the forces of nature off against man-made structures. “Forces of nature, like water and wind, invade and sometimes destroy, serving as a metaphor for the evolving self,” he explains.
Speed has taught at several colleges and universities and is now teaching at Central Community College in Omaha, NE. He received his bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of Mississippi and his MFA in painting from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.