Three designers. Three states. One night.


Come hear from Nick Grygiel, senior art director for Cuker Interactive (San Diego), Sarah Kelly, studio coordinator for Ogilvy & Mather (Chicago), and Meghan Miller, graphic designer for BBDO (NYC).


Speaking at the GCC Horowitz Auditorium Thursday, April 3 2014

Time Studies: Projects that Explore Time and Photography

The Bunn Lectureship in Photography – Mark Klett
Heuser Art Gallery
January 20 – February 14, 2014
Lecture: February 6, 5 – 6pm – Horowitz Auditiorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center
Reception: Februrary 6, 6 – 7:30pm

A New York native, Klett currently serves as Regents Professor at the Herberger Institute of Arizona State University.  Klett is the author of 13 books, and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, the Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Trained as a geologist, Klett is renown for his attention to the landscape of the American West.  Work from Klett’s Canyon Series is featured in the publication Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon.  This body of work was produced over five years in collaboration with artist Byron Wolfe through the process of rephotography, a technique of shooting a photograph over a span of time at the same precise location.  Using historical photographs of the Grand Canyon the artists paired their contemporary imagery with archival and created a stunning reflection on the passage of time.  The Daily Series is a newer body of work being pursued by Mark Klett that is formally related to the Canyon Series.  He considers this work as an investigation to find an alternative to the formality of digital prints as art objects by treating them like personal snapshots.  Void of preciousness, this series of snapshots is shown in large groups, edited to generate meaning through association rather than by individual, self-contained images.  A portion of these two bodies of work are featured in the Time Studies: Projects that Explore Time and Photography on display in Heuser Art Gallery.

This program has been made possible by support from the Bradley Intellectual and Cultural Activities Committee and The Bunn Lectureship in Photography.



4th Biennial Central Time Ceramics

Heuser Art Gallery and Hartmann Center Gallery
Exhibition: February 27 – March 28, 2014
Reception: February 27, 5:00-7:00pm

This exhibition is the fourth installment of the biennial juried exhibition of ceramic artwork, Central Time Ceramics.  The show brings together ceramic artwork from across the Central Time Zone to a city not only centrally located but also commonly associated with the central United States: Peoria, Illinois. Assembled in Peoria at the Bradley University Galleries are 60 ceramic works by 36 artists living and working in the Central Time Zone. From Minnesota to Texas, the locales represented are as varied as each artist’s aesthetic, yet the level of craftsmanship and innovation remains high throughout.

“Central” often refers to being in the middle, inferring sameness or mediocrity, yet the multiplicity of styles, methods and materials in this exhibition is anything but.  Don Pilcher, a distinguished ceramicist with over 50 years of experience has superbly selected a diverse group of work full of color, technical expertise, and experimentation. This exhibition may be centrally located yet it depicts the Central Time Zone as a multifarious region including diverse perspectives on the materials, methods, and styles of contemporary ceramic art. Bradley University Galleries is proud to announce the following artists will be exhibiting in the 4th Biennial Central Time Ceramics juried exhibition;

Stuart Asprey
John Beckelman
Jill Birschbach
Eric Bosch
Leah Bowring
Gratia Brown
Keith Carter
Wangling Chou
Trisha Coates
Sarah Degarmo
Marko Fields
Kate Fisher
Delores Fortuna
Verne Funk
Erin Furimsky
John Gargano
Matthew Groves
Eric Heerspink
Eric Hoefer
James Klueg
Robert Kokenyesi
Chris Kukla
Virginia Mckinney
Matthew Mitros
Brian Molanphy
Kate Nelson
Nila Petty
John-Thomas Richard
Reid Schoonover
Justin Schortgen
Allen Tindle
Lars Voltz
Michael Ware
Niko Weissenberger
Dustin Yager
Lisa York

Image: Eric Hoefer, Constructed Teapot, 2013

MA Exhibition

December 9 – 18, 2012
Heuser Art Gallery
Reception: December 13th,  5:30-7pm

An exhibition of MA Thesis artwork by Kari Thornton, Sydney Wlodyka, and Steve Wright will be on display December 9th – 18th in the Heuser Art Gallery.  Join us for the exhibition reception December 13th starting at 5:30pm.

Pause – Margaret LeJeune

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An exhibition of the work of Bradley University Assistant Professor of Photography Margaret LeJeune will be on display November 13 – December 5 in Hartmann Center Gallery.  A Reception for the event will be held December 5, 5-6:30pm.

Before coming to Bradley University, Ms. LeJeune served as an Assistant Professor of Art at Lyon College.  She has also taught at Monroe Community College, State University of New York at Brockport, and The Charles Finney School.  Ms. LeJeune received her MFA in Photography/Visual Studies from State University of New York Brockport, and B.S. in Studio Art from Nazareth College of Rochester.  Ms. LeJeune has had numerous solo exhibitions and international teaching experience in Egypt, France, and The Netherlands.   She is a member of the Society of Photographic Educators, College Art Association, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

A story on the photography of Margaret LeJeune was featured in the Sunday, November 10 edition of the Peoria Journal Star  at the following link:

Learn more about the artist at:

Art Open Studio Day

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Join us Friday November 1st from 10 – 3 as we host the second annual Open Studio Day in the Heuser Art Center studios. This is a free event open for the community to see what’s going on in the program, meet students and faculty, watch demonstrations of everything from painting and printmaking to throwing clay and metal casting. All are welcome to visit and see what art production at Bradley means and looks like. See what Spring course prerequisites can be waived for those who want to take any advanced studio course such as photography, drawing or book arts!



The Paintings of Eleanor Coen

The Paintings of Eleanor Coen, an exhibition coinciding with the Midwest Women Artists 1840 – 1940 Sympoium on BU campus opens in Heuser Art Gallery this October.  The respected and celebrated Chicago based modern American artist was born in Normal Illinois, taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, and is known for her expressionistic style.

Exhibition: October 1 – November 15
Reception: November 7, 6:00 – 7:30pm
For more information on the artist please visit:

Absence Implicates – Jennifer Anderson

Heuser Art Gallery
August 28 – September 20, 2013
Reception: September 19, 5-6:30pm + ARTIST TALK

An exhibition of 13 Woodcut prints by artist Jennifer Anderson will be on display August 28th through September 20th in Heuser Art Gallery on campus.  A reception featuring an artist talk will be held on September 19th from 5-6:30pm.  To learn more about the artist please visit: