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McPherson College Exhibits Artwork of Michael Jilg

Artist Michael JilgThe artwork of Kansas painter and printmaker, Michael Jilg, is currently on display in the McPherson College gallery at Friendship Hall.

The exhibition also features jewelry by Joyce Jilg. The exhibition will be on display through February in Friendship Hall and is open to the public on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gallery visitors are required to comply with the MC health and safety protocols that require wearing a facemask on campus.

Artist Joyce Jilg “Michael Jilg is one of the most distinguished painters and printmakers in Kansas,” Michaela Valli Groeblacher, gallery director, said. “We are thrilled to have his art on display. Joyce Jilg uses recycled items to make beautiful jewelry and is a perfect complement to her husband’s work.”

Michael Jilg has degrees from Fort Hays State and Wichita State University and spent 30 years as an art professor at Fort Hays State University. A past Governor’s Visual Artist, he has shown his work in more than 200 exhibitions and is represented in museum collections in the United States, England, and Asia.