DeKALB – A memorial exhibition of post-retirement paintings by Richard Beard will be on display at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb, from June 2 – 28. An opening reception is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2.
Beard, a professor of painting and drawing at Northern Illinois University for 30 years, retired in 1996. He then initiated annual series of paintings of the world’s most famous artistic and architectural sites.
He was not able to visit all of them, but he did reach many, beginning with the long-dreamed-of excursion to the land where so much began, Egypt, and ending with a valedictory trip to often-visited Paris, sponsored by the Art Institute of Chicago. Beard died on Jan. 30, 2012.
For more information, contact Dan Grych at 815-758-0313 or email email@example.com. The Art Box is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.