The McKinley Foundation Artists Alley Opening March 16

Categories: Community,Foundation

The McKinley Foundation is officially opening its first exhibit on Thursday, March 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The exhibition is located between the Foundation Living Room and Presby Hall. The exhibiter, Bill Capel, is a familiar sight, a lifetime resident of Champaign-Urbana, a photographer from childhood, a longtime McKinley community member, and a retired corporate executive.

The current exhibition contains eight photographs: 3 sunflowers, a green and a yellow zinnia, a red columbine, a blue iris, and a fading yellow daylily. The daylily, columbine, and two zinnia
blossoms each measured about two inches; the largest print measures four feet square.

This show grew out of Bill’s curiosity about the extremely sharp, detailed, large scale images that are made possible by emerging digital technologies and how viewers see them. Bill’s reacts to the images with astonishment when noticing very small details, previously unseen, as being in relationship to the whole and to each other.