JWCC Heath Center Art Gallery showing exhibit by illustrator, muralist through March 24

Jaycie Womack Spake

Works by artist Jaycie Womack-Spake are the focus of an art exhibit through March 24 at the Heath Center Art Gallery. | Photo courtesy of John Wood Community College

QUINCY — The John Wood Community College Heath Center Art Gallery is showcasing work by artist Jaycie Womack-Spake through Friday, March 24.

Womack-Spake attended JWCC and continued her education at The Kansas City Art Institute, where she received a bachelor’s degree in illustration.

Womack-Spake is the manager at Arts Quincy for the office’s membership and programs, and she freelances as an illustrator and muralist. Some of her murals are at Seoul 2 Soul, Quincy Brewery and the Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Complex. Womack-Spake describes her mural work as some of her most significant accomplishments. She hopes to add more to her resume.

In a press relase, Womack-Spake said, “My work is heavily inspired by reportage illustration, which is the practice of drawing on location and capturing a moment in time, much like a journalist. There is a big element of storytelling in all of my pieces. I love creating things based on my own experiences, places I’ve been, people I love and admire and the memories I’ve stored in my heart. I want people to see that my work goes further than what you see on the surface. There’s always more to the story.”

The exhibit brings a variety of work with mediums including pen and ink, paint and collage, accompanied by several textures, patterns and typography.

For more information, contact Heath Center Art Gallery Curator Jenna Benz Seaborn at jseaborn@jwcc.edu or 217-653-3246.

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

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