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Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM CST
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Bea Nettles, String of Hearts, 1984; from Rachel's Holidays. Dye imbibition print. George Eastman Museum. Gift of the artist.


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McKinley Foundation & Presby Hall
405 E John St., Champaign, IL


WORKING IT OUT: A Conversation With Artist Bea Nettles And Curator Mary Statzer 

Please join Bea Nettles, mixed media artist, and Mary Statzer, PhD, Curator of Prints & Photographs at the University of New Mexico Art Museum, for a conversation about Bea’s life and career, spanning fifty years.

Nettles and Statzer will discuss Bea Nettles' working process, self-representation, and how art can help the maker and the viewer negotiate life’s challenges.

They will also talk about Bea’s career in broader terms and what it was like to be a trailblazing female artist and educator.

This talk, sponsored by Artists’ Alley at the McKinley Foundation, is presented on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition, Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory, at Krannert Art Museum through March 6. 

The exhibition is organized by the George Eastman Museum and the Sheldon Art Galleries.

Established in 2017, Artists’ Alley is a Fine Art Gallery
sponsored by the McKinley Foundation at the Unversity of Illinois