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Upcoming Show at Giertz Gallery

Don Lake: Watercolor Retrospective

Giertz Gallery, Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois

Monday, June 17 through Thursday, August 8, 2019

Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm

A master in transparent watercolor, Don Lake has produced a body of realistic paintings that share an inclination towards complex patterns, texture, and plays of light and dark. His works feature landscapes, seasonal changes, and industrial sites. Of his pieces, Lake says, “I look for views that are unexpected and, perhaps until I have recorded them in a painting, uninspected. Sometimes I walk along hoping to find a distinctive view, but really, the view finds me.”


Thursday, June 20, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Talk, 6:30 pm by Don Lake

With opening remarks by Dr. Thomas Ramage

Live Music by The Derick Cordoba Trio

Cash bar available

Additional Artist Lecture

Don Lake, Tuesday, June 25, 6 pm, Parkland College C118 Auditorium

Gallery Walkthrough

Gisele Atterberry, Tuesday, July 23, noon

This retrospective presents 40 years of Lake’s work. “I am seeing my work as a diary of sorts,” Lake explains. “The paintings record my interests over time, and I’m reminded not only of the big shifts in my focus but of how the separate groups of work came into play.”

To learn more, follow the link below.

Don Lake Watercolor Retrospective at Giertz Gallery