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HCC Alumnus Troy Miller's recent work to be displayed at Highland Gallery
8/31/2012

FREEPORTHighland Community College will present Troy Miller: Recent Work in the Highland Gallery, Ferguson Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will begin Thursday, September 20, with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The artists pieces will be on display through October 18 as part of the Colleges 50th anniversary calendar of events.

Miller will hold an artist talk during the opening reception at 5:30 p.m., Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre. During this question-and-answer session, Troy will present more information about the inspiration for this body of work, and discuss why he was moved to create these sculptures. Due to the graphic nature of certain pieces, parental guidance is suggested. Please contact Highland Gallery Director Bob Apolloni at 815.599.3479 for more information.

Troy Miller is a recent graduate of Highland Community College, completing his Associate of Arts degree in 2008. Troy transferred to Northern Illinois University and recently completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. As a strong proponent of community colleges and Highland in particular, Troy is honored to be returning to campus as a part of Highlands 50th anniversary celebration by presenting an exhibit of his recent sculpture, curated by his former Highland art history instructor, Loretta Swanson.

To continue the contemporary art theme, Swanson, the exhibit curator and HCC art history instructor, will moderate a panel discussion Why is Contemporary Art Shocking? from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, October 11, in the Student/Conference Center cafeteria. Panel members will include Highland art faculty, professional artists from the community, a representative from the Freeport Art Museum and Troy Miller. This should prove to be a lively and thought-provoking discussion with plenty of time for audience participation.

For college students or adults interested in creating art instead of discussing it, Miller will present studio workshops to teach the basics of mold making and casting with locally available, inexpensive materials. This two-day workshop will be held Saturday, October 13, and Saturday, October 20, in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center.

All participants will create a piece of cast sculpture to take home. Materials are included in the registration fee. The cost is $15 per person for HCC alumni and current students, and $20 per person for the general public. Space is limited. Contact Bill Buehler or call 815.599.3490 for more information.


I Hate That I Taste So Delicious by Troy Miller



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