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Joe McCauley Gallery hosts artist reception

November 22, 2021

Heartland Community College with host a reception with painter and longtime Bloomington-Normal resident Douglas C. Johnson to celebrate the exhibit A Sense of Place, on display at Joe McCauley Gallery. 

The reception will be held at the Gallery on Tuesday, November 30, at 4:00 p.m. 

The Joe McCauley Gallery on Heartland’s Normal campus exhibits A Sense of Place: Landscape Paintings until to December 15, 2021. 

A Sense of Place features a collection of acrylic paintings on canvas by Johnson which depict many locations within Central Illinois. The subjects painted may look familiar to Midwesterners, even if viewers cannot place the exact locations that inspired the artwork. The paintings themselves – mediated through the painter’s eyes and mind – communicate Johnson's intimate experience with the American Midwest.


About the artist 

Douglas C. Johnson has been a landscape painter for over 30 years. His paintings document his personal resonance of America's Midwest. In his work, he deftly explores the communities and byways as parts of Midwesterners’ communal participation in our environment.

Johnson earned his Bachelor of Studio Art at Illinois State University and his Master of Fine Arts at Northern Illinois University. 

About the Joe McCauley Gallery 

Exhibits, events, and parking at Heartland’s Joe McCauley Gallery are free. The Gallery is in room 2507 of the Instructional Commons Building (ICB) on Heartland's Normal campus, 1500 W. Raab Road.

 Hours are Mon-Thurs from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. on days the College is open. Appointments can also be made upon request. 

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Written by: Steve Fast