RANTOUL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Photographer to headline library's first Local Artist Spotlight
Rantoul Area Chamber Of Commerce issued the following announcement on Aug. 21.
RANTOUL — Photographer Kali Morgan will be the first artist who is featured in a new event at Rantoul Public Library — the Local Artist Spotlight.
The spotlight focuses on any author, artist or musician who has some tie to the Rantoul area.
The first spotlight will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Every spotlight will be held the last Saturday of the month.
Ben Johnston, creator of the spotlight, said an art exhibition will be on display at Morgan’s event, highlighting some of the pieces she has created over the years.
Born and raised in Rantoul, Morgan graduated from Rantoul Township High School and returned to the community after college.
Photography is “technically an avocation for me” — not a vocation, Morgan said. She does, however, have a master’s degree in photography.
She has been a professional for seven years and has been taking photos for various purposes for 20 years.
Morgan’s love of photography comes naturally.
“My father and grandfather are both photographers, and they passed their love of the art on to me,” Morgan said.
Her photography focuses on nature and architecture, specifically macro images.
“I also find and enhance abstract qualities in my subject, allowing the viewer to question what they are looking at while embracing the colors, shapes, lines and other abstractions that exist all around them,” Morgan said.
She said she will have a small sampling of a variety of themes at the spotlight, including architecture, flowers, water and nature. She will also have photos from last year’s solar eclipse.
The spotlight will be her second photography exhibit. She had an exhibit on display for one year at the Museum of the Grand Prairie, Mahomet, in 2008 and her photos have been published in USA Today and by the National Wildlife Foundation.
The spotlight will benefit the Raise the Roof fundraiser for a new roof at the library. It will continue after the fundraiser is completed to help with the costs of general upgrades to the building and possibly charity fundraisers, Johnston said.
There will be no entrance fee for the event. But an open donation will be available that will be split between the artist and the library’s fundraisers.
Artists are allowed to sell their materials and may keep all of the proceeds.
Any artists who might like to be in a spotlight may contact email@example.com
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Source: Rantoul Area Chamber Of Commerce