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00000179-2419-d250-a579-e41d38c20001The Gallery @ NPR Illinois is in the studio complex and facilitates listeners engaging with Illinois art. Additionally, artists works from each exhibit are digitally captured and posted here and shared with other public radio stations.Each exhibit kicks-off with an opening mixer where listeners are invited to attend and refreshments are provided. Each exhibit is open for viewing for a few weeks after the opening during business hours: weekdays 8 AM - 5 PM. Viewing by appointment can also be arranged by contacting Carter Staley. Many newsmakers come through the studios to be interviewed on-air and see the art during an exhibit as do attendees for other events like Live at the Suggs.To participate in a future exhibit or stage one of your own, click here to submit your art exhibit idea.Featured Artists:Bill AblerRL BostonDelinda ChapmanRita DavisColleen "Cookie" FerratierSandra FinneyRich FordCathy J. GanschinietzAneita Atwood GatesGeorge KingRachel LattimoreGinny LeeDouglas Levi (Brackney)Gwen LewisBenjamin LowderMarcia McMahon MastroddiDebbie MegginsonHugh MooreShannon O'BrienMaggie PinkeSheri RamseySue ScaifeMary SelinskiCarolyn Owen SommerJan SorensonElizabeth TroneKate Worman-Becker

100 Expressions: Dennis Darling

"William Trump Fan" by Dennis Darling

Dennis Darling, Springfield

Title: William Trump Fan

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Narrative: I was surprised and dismayed when I found out my friend was voting for Trump, but I still wanted to paint his portrait and, more importantly, he is still my friend.

"His Blood Shed for the 1%" by Dennis Darling

Dennis Darling, Springfield

Title: His Blood Shed for the 1%

Medium: Acrylic on existing print

Narrative: Seems that quit a few of these cheap and mass produced wall hangings from Hobby Lobby or Dollar General end up at Goodwill where scavengers like me might find them and be tempted to repurpose them into some other kind of message. The fancy boots reminded me somehow of Trump and Co. and how that whole wealth/poverty dynamic challenges our perception of ourselves as a compassionate people.

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