Opening Reception Jan. 26 for ‘Double Vision’ Show at Sandburg

GALESBURG — An opening reception for Carl Sandburg College’s first gallery show of 2024, “Double Vision,” featuring the works of Jenny Chi, will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 on the Galesburg campus. 

The show is on display through March 18 in the Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery in Building D. Both the reception and show are free and open to the public.

A professor of art at Eastern Illinois University, Chi’s many awards and honors include the White House Blue Ribbon Christmas Project, artist in residence for the Duval County School Board, the Carl Steinsieck Memorial Award for Best Figure Drawing and a George Sugarman Foundation grant recipient.

Chi also has been featured in the award-winning documentary series “Art Now,” which airs on Urbana Public Television and highlights members of the creative community in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Inspired by the human figure, Chi paints in a style reminiscent of the old masters, conducting a personal, sometimes rather sly dialogue with the Italian Renaissance in particular. Her amicable appropriation of the Best of the West makes one aware of art not just as finished work but as a way of seeing, an inexhaustible language that can be learned and shared and always retains the power of saying new things.

A graduate of the New York Academy of Art, Chi is an active artist and educator who travels extensively in Italy. For more about Chi, visit her website,