Howdy Readers, This weekend was the opening of the museum's newest exhibit, Cabinet of Curiosities. It has been by far one of my favorite exhibits to work on, and I couldn't wait any longer to share the process with you! The idea for the exhibit has been around for several years. We wanted to do something … Continue reading The Making of Cabinet of Curiosities
Hello Readers! A couple of months ago we completed a redesign of our African-American exhibit. The redesign had been on our minds for a few months, and with the help of a generous donation we were able to accomplish the revamp just in time for a book signing by the author of one of the … Continue reading Exhibit Redesign: African American Heritage of Kankakee County
There's a really great quote about exhibits that goes something like "Cheap, good, or fast. You can only pick two". Recently, I decided to try and do the impossible by fulfilling all three of these categories while redesigning two exhibits and adding another in the North Gallery of the museum . The newly named North … Continue reading Three Exhibits. One Room. Two Months.
Hello Friends! The Barnard Exhibit has been up for a few months now. Its going over pretty well, and I thought I would share a few photos of the finished process. Some of the statue's labels already had stands I made several years ago, but with the help of our resident handyman, we made quite … Continue reading George Grey Barnard Exhibit Part II
Hello Friends! I am an avid photo taker and Instagram user. For me there is something soothing about editing a photo and deciding the best way to present it to the world. It's a way of showing people how I see things and sharing a bit of myself with them. People are often amazed that I … Continue reading How I take and edit my photos
Hello Readers! All of the projects I've been working on at the museum lately and all of the wonderful support and encouragement I have received for these projects has really got me thinking about going back to school. It has hard to narrow down what exactly I would like to study. At the museum I … Continue reading Taking the Plunge: Pursuing Continuing Educaton
Hello friends! I'm back at it again with another art exhibit! The George Grey Barnard Exhibit has been up at the museum since the early 90s and while its stayed relatively the same, this room is my favorite place in the whole museum. Many of the works convey grief and loss, but the stark white … Continue reading George Grey Barnard Exhibit Part I