Local artist Marshall Philyaw will display his unique paintings in oil and watercolor starting Dec. 15 at the Waukegan Public Library’s Gallery 128. Located within the Waukegan Public Library, the gallery will host an opening reception for the artist during Waukegan’s ArtWauk on Dec. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m., with complimentary refreshments.
Philyaw’s art collection focuses on his own personal experiences from 1963 to the present and several of the pieces are of local historical interest. While Philyaw favors oil as his medium of choice, the exhibit features pen and ink scenes, watercolors, and oils.
Philyaw graduated high school in North Chicago in 1961 and then attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He has worked as a commercial artist at the Chicago Tribune, Montgomery Ward, and Pioneer Press. He illustrated two books and worked as a freelance catalog illustrator. Also a performing magician, he works with his wife Diane and together they are known as The Grand Marshall of Magic and Deputy Diane.
The exhibit entitled “A Mixed Bag” will be on display at the gallery through Feb. 8. Gallery 128 serves as a dedicated exhibit space to showcase the talents of local artists in the library. To learn more about exhibit opportunities, call Rena Morrow at (847) 623-2041, ext. 231.