Rushville artist highlighted

February 8, 2016 | 10:50 AM

The Applebee Art Gallery on the MacMurray College campus will be holding a reception for the exhibition, “Transition,” by Rushville-Industry High School art instructor and sculptor Jason Ackman, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Gallery. Ackman will discuss his work at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Ackman, a teacher and studio artist, has been focusing his studio practice for the past five years on the use of reclaimed materials as a sculptural medium, such as his work, “There are Times” (pictured), from reclaimed lumber, clay, steel spring, latex house paint, and beeswax.

“The symbolic meaning that can be found in the most ordinary, outdated and utilitarian objects intrigues me,” Ackman said. “I embrace the challenge of making something out of a material that has seemingly lost its purpose or need — the things that others look past, the things that so often don't fit the standard mold of perfection.”

In addition to his studio work, Ackman has been teaching a wide range of art classes at Rushville-Industry for the past 16 years.

“Transitions” can also be viewed now through Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during workdays when the College is open.

Request interpreting services 72 hours prior to event at or call 217-479-7176.

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