Michael Godsil was born and raised in Galesburg, Illinois, and is a graduate of Knox College. He is in his 32nd year of teaching photography and digital photography in the Department of Art & Art History at Knox College. His personal, creative photography is primarily of landscapes, nature details, and architectural subjects. In addition to using current digital camera equipment, Godsil still occasionally uses a large format, 4" x 5" field camera, or a medium format camera with analog black & white film and traditional darkroom processes.
With & Against the Grain
January 9 - February 17, 2018
OFTA Gallery Talk 10am Wednesday, January 10
Opening Reception 5-7pm Friday, January 12
10-11:30am & 11:30am-1pm Saturday, January 13
Doc, Dr. Lawrence A. Wiedman, PhD is a landlocked Midwesterner who grew up to be a marine paleo-ecologist. For the past 25 years, he has taught Geology and Biology while directing the Environmental Science Programs at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to that, he was the chair of the Department of Geology at Monmouth College. His 35-year research interests center on the world’s third largest barrier reef complex off Andros, an island in the Bahamas. Wiedman focuses on assessing the health of coral reefs. A self-taught wood carver since 1980, he has developed his folk art style depicting a unique perspective on nature and strives to show motion and emotion in each of his pieces.
Join us in the BCA gallery 10am Wednesday, February 14 for Stuart Yager’s “The Art of Magic” on the colorful history of magic and illusion. Get a sneak peak of the upcoming Great Nicola Magic Festival on April 21 at the Warren County History Museum featuring magic shows, classes, and a special Nicola exhibit.
Yager is a longtime educator in Illinois and Iowa having held positions as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. He currently teaches at Western Illinois University in Educational Leadership. As a principal, he started doing magic in the school lunchroom and from there began performing for corporate parties.