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Krol’s ‘Stories’ Featured at Sandburg Jan. 23-March 20

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Jan. 17, 2017
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College’s first gallery event of 2017 will showcase the work of Galesburg artist Basia Krol from Jan. 23-March 20.

Krol’s “Stories” will be featured in the Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery, located in Building B on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. An opening reception for the show will take place from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 3. Both the show and reception are free and open to the public.

Born and raised in Warsaw, Poland, Krol studied painting and printmaking at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and earned her Master’s in Studio Art from the academy in 2000. She was awarded three artist-in-residency programs across the United States in 2002 before returning to Warsaw to teach art in international schools.

Krol moved to Chicago in 2004, establishing her studio at Cornelia Arts Building in Ravenswood. She worked on private commissions and her own work, taught at Hyde Park Art Center and participated in shows and festivals. She had a solo show at the Vanderpoel Museum in Chicago in 2009 as well as a three-person show at the Coalition Gallery in Chicago in 2010.

Since moving to Galesburg in 2012, Krol has taught privately in addition to running multiple workshops and participating in shows at the Galesburg Civic Arts Center, Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth and Carl Sandburg College.

Krol serves on the committee for Studios Midwest and was a guest judge for Sandburg’s Student Art Show in 2016. Her work is in private collections in Poland, Germany, England, France and the U.S.

Established in 2006 and named for area artist Lonnie Eugene Stewart in 2015, the Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery has hosted group faculty exhibits, juried student exhibits and the works of local professional photographers and painters. For more information, contact art program coordinator Lisa Walker at 309.341.5303 or