Local teacher selected for Appplebee Art Gallery

By Ryne Turke on February 11, 2016 at 8:24am

An art instructor from Rushville-Industry High School has been selected as the featured artist for MacMurray College’s Applebee Art Gallery this week.

Jason Ackman has been focusing on his studio practice for five years with the use of reclaimed materials as a sculptural medium. He uses items such as reclaimed lumber, clay, steel spring, latex house paint and beeswax.

Ackman, who also teaches sculpting at Rushville-Industry High School, will discuss his work at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

“Transitions” can be viewed through Friday at 4 p.m. when the college is open.