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Local Professor Combines Art, Lincoln & Drones

Rachel Otwell/WUIS

This weekend two openings will take place on the campus of the Springfield Art Association. One will combine the artworks of University of Illinois Springfield faculty in an exhibit called, Trigger: New Work by UIS Art Faculty. That will be in the new M.G. Nelson Family Gallery. The reception is on Friday, 5:30-7:30pm. The exhibit will run through April 25.  

And Mike Miller, who is an art professor and department chair at UIS will have his own opening concurrently at the DEMO Project gallery. Miller's unique exhibit titled Pleased to See You combines his interest in new technology and its influence on art with the history of the area, including Edwards Place and the home's (possible) ties to Abraham Lincoln. He'll be using a drone as part of the piece. Erica Holst helped Miller delve into the historical components of his work. They recently both joined us for this interview:

CLICK HEREfor more information about Miller's opening Friday night and exhibition. 

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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