Current Art Gallery Exhibits

Galleries One and Two

MCC Art and Design Faculty Exhibit

November 13–December 22, 2023

Awards Reception: Wednesday, November 15 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Gallery One (A212x)

Free and open to the public

A poster for the Faculty Exhibit

Image designed by MCC design students

Epping Gallery

John Havlik


November 13–December 22, 2023

John Havlik's Mermet Illinois print 

John Havlik, Mermet, Illinois, 2022, Giclee print

  • Havlik's Statement

    These prints represent several of my deepest interests: the craft of drawing, literature, and the beauty of Southern Illinois. The work was created in Adobe Illustrator on an iMac and using Adobe Fresco on an iPad.

    Fundamentally, I agree with Henri Matisse that art can be “a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair.” Like that chair and the samplers of the past, these prints are meant to be a comfort and inspiration for everyday life.

  • About John Havlik

    John Havlik was born in Chicago in 1950 and grew up in Pistakee Highlands, IL. He attended Johnsburg Elementary and McHenry High School before graduating with an Associate in Arts from McHenry County College in 1970. Havlik served in the U.S. Army (1972) and received a BA and MFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (1975 and 1978). He worked as an illustrator and designer in St. Louis (1978) before becoming a Senior Designer at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana (1988), and then as an Adjunct Instructor at Parkland College, Champaign (1998). Havlik now lives in Johnson County, Illinois, with his dog Alphie on 33 acres of woodland and meadow, where he manages wildlife habitat.

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