Summer Reading Program
Part of Summer Reading 2022: Read Off the Beaten Path
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: https://www.lincolnlibrary.info/events/arts-park-0
July 9th at 6:30 pm. Click here to register: https://www.lincolnlibrary.info/events/arts-park-1
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:
Des Moines, Ia.,
St. Louis, Mo.,
Kansas City, Mo.