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Award-winners featured in exhibit
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FREEPORT - The Contemporary Gallery at the Freeport Art Museum will be home to an exhibition of art by two award-winners from the 4th Regional Juried Exhibition held in 2007. Jim Planting and Carolyn Pickard Handy won second and third place, respectively, for their work featuring Plantings intricate metal work and Handy's mixed media art.Planting is an art instructor for Highland Community College where he teaches drawing, design, painting and sculpture while remaining active with the showing of his own work. He received a master of arts in studio art with a concentration in metals and jewelry from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and he often serves as juror for local and regional art shows.