David F. Driesbach, artist
Nov. 8 - Dec. 6, 2017
Art Department Gallery, Room R103
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The art exhibit is free and open to the public.
Reception with the artist:
Wednesday Nov. 8 from 10-11 a.m.
in conjunction with the KCC
Veteran’s Appreciation ceremony.
Sponsored by the KCC Visual Arts Department
The Visual Art Department at Kankakee Community College continues the tradition of honoring a veteran artist by hosting a print-making exhibition by World War II veteran and artist David F. Driesbach. Mr. Driesbach served as a Regimental Draftsman, 1st Marine Division, 5th regiment, H. and S. Company; United States Marine Corp., 1942-45. In addition to his service, David taught at several colleges and finished his teaching career at NIU with the title “Presidential Research Professor from the College of Visual and Performing Arts”.
Jean Janssen, curator, KCC art collection:
“I was researching the KCC permanent art collection and was really drawn to one of my favorite prints, Butterfly People, by David Driesbach. After doing some research on-line, I discovered David was a WWII veteran who also shared the same birthday, Oct. 7, 1922, with my WWII veteran father! I knew I had to invite Mr. Driesbach to have an art show in our gallery and to my delight, he agreed."
"Over twenty-five of David’s art prints will be on display, including the one from our collection. I know our college and community will enjoy meeting the artist the day of the reception. Gallery visitors will walk away enriched with the aesthetic experience of viewing truly great art that makes them ask questions and smile!.”
Mr. Driesbach said this about his work:
“I’ve always had a yen for humor and often I think of my prints in terms of theatre — a stage setting, the main characters, the music accompanying the action, the symbolism, mood, and yes, sometimes even words appear.”