Art show by 2018 graduate of JWCC opens Wednesday in Heath Center Art Gallery

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QUINCY — The John Wood Community College Heath Center Art Gallery is hosting oil painter Nevin McNally in a solo exhibition titled “Mostly Faces.” The art show is free and open to the public through Friday, Feb. 24.  A reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the gallery.

McNally is a Quincy native, a 2018 JWCC graduate and a 2020 Culver-Stockton College graduate.

In a press release, McNally said, “Salvador Dali and Caravaggio heavily influence the exhibit. My paintings tend to split into works of surrealism, portraiture and abstract works of art. Among these varieties, I am constantly drawn to the connection we humans feel of someone or something within a painting looking back at us and the illusion of this very act. I enjoy not just the challenge of this illusion but the final result of creating something truly original.”

McNally recalls his artistic career taking off at JWCC. He says it’s appropriate to have his first solo exhibition in the Heath Center Art Gallery.

McNally works as a subcontract buyer at Knapheide Manufacturing and lives in Quincy. Some pieces are for sale. Commissions are available. Email for information. A portion of each sale is retained by the college to support the gallery.

For more information about the exhibit or to buy artwork, contact Jenna Benz Seaborn, curator of the Heath Center Art Gallery, at or 217-653-3246.

The JWCC Heath Center Art Gallery is on the lower level of the Paul Heath Fine Arts Center on the Quincy campus, 48th and Harrison.  The gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. To learn more about art programs at JWCC, visit

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