The Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series will present the exhibit “Intimate Illinois Landscapes” featuring the work of artist Charlotte Rollman in the first floor, north study area of the PNC Technology Building. It is free and open to the public. The will continue through May.
Building hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the school semester; otherwise the building is closed on Sunday.
These four watercolor landscape paintings were donated to Purdue North Central from the Estate of Lawrence Schlam, professor emeritus of Northern Illinois University School of Law. The paintings are part of a larger collection owned by Schlam, who was a collector of Rollman’s work.
Rollman is primarily known as a regional landscape watercolorist. Her landscape watercolor paintings are painted in three layers. The lighter hues are painted first with a lot of energy and emotion. Darker hues are applied in the second layer creating more substantial forms. Lastly, lines are applied with a wet tip of the brush.Rollman is a Professor of Art emeritus at Northern Illinois University. Her work has been exhibited across the Midwest and in New York City and is featured in public collections throughout the country. She has provided art for book illustrations and CD covers.
Some of the artist’s past gallery affiliations include New Harmony Contemporary Art Gallery, Roy Boyd Art Gallery, Suzanne Brown Gallery, Nancy Lurie Gallery and Northern Illinois University Gallery and the Bowry Gallery in New York City.
For information about this exhibit or the Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series, contact Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations, at 219-785-5593To request a disability-related accommodation, contact the Office of Institutional Equity, 219-785-5545.