Springfield Art Association opens a new exhibit featuring the interesting and intricate work of Jean Poklop. An opening reception is Saturday, May 25. Poklop was a Chicago housewife in the 1950s and 60s who had studied at the Chicago Art Institute and University of Illinois, but never catapulted into the work-world until after her husband died suddenly. Her story tells the story of countless women at this time of social change. The SAA exhibit chronicles Poklop’s work from the late 1970s through her final series of paintings, created in 2004. She died in May 2012. The show runs through Saturday, June 22, in the Gallery of Art. Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jean Poklop: Career Retrospective
Saturday, May 25, 5:30-7:30pm
Springfield Art Association
700 N. Fourth Street