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! 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 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
Working at the Kankakee museum for the past few years, I have been able to work on a wide variety of festivals, events and exhibits. Some projects are small, like one day events, while other projects are expansive and take awhile to complete. The largest and most complex exhibit I have ever worked on is … Continue reading The Story of Kankakee County
Hello Readers! About a year ago, a family came into the museum with an old dusty box. Inside this box were two paintings that had been in said box for decades. Upon inspection of the paintings and the canvases we confirmed they were painted by Susanne Small. Susanne grew up in the house on the … Continue reading From Attic to Showroom
Hello Friends! As I have mentioned in previous posts, when I began work at the Kankakee Museum I was a design novice, at best. I had no experience with Publisher, let alone any sort of web design software. One day, I was given the responsibility of the website. As some readers may know or have … Continue reading Web Design
Hello Friends! Before I go and forget all the things I have done so far in my foray into exhibit design, I think its best to jot some of them down. Upon doing this, I have felt a renewed sense of accomplishment and have seen just how far I have come and how far I still … Continue reading Exhibit Retrospective