Arts in the Park!

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Teens, Adults
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Program Description

Summer Reading Program

Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path

Event Details

Paint in the park with local Springfield artists! This is a chance to experience a paintbrush in your hand while surrounded in the beautiful nature that is Washington Park. Whether you are a novice or experienced painter, this will be a relaxing and fun evening to get creative! All materials will be provided by Lincoln Library. 

There are only 10 seats, so please register below. 

Other Arts in the Parks! times:

June 25 at 6:30 pm. Click here to register:

July 9th at 6:30 pm. Click here to register:


This session will be with Springfield native Jeff C. Williams and will be focusing on “ABSTRACT PLEIN AIR - outdoor painting composition in less traditional manner”.

Jeff Williams is a Graphic Designer at University of Illinois Springfield. He is a graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Art / Graphic Design.

"I often juxtapose experiences of rural and urban and black and white America as my launch pad to delve in and out of social commentary in a bold, colorful, and provocative manner.... (I also specialize in paintings of (low carbon footprint) bicycles. Acrylic-based 2D paintings, sometimes incorporating mixed media, fibers, papers.)

My biggest influence was my grandfather Antoine Jirik, an artist in Chicago who relocated to Springfield to start a small graphic design company and my mama Alvina Williams!"

Jeff has displayed his art at shows or events in:

Chicago, Il.,

Philadelphia, Pa.,

Indianapolis, In., 

Madison, Wi., 

Des Moines, Ia., 

St. Louis, Mo., 

Mackenzie, Tenn.,

Kansas City, Mo.

Springfield, Il.,

Lincoln, Il.,

Havana, Il.