CSU's new art gallery reception is Thursday

The Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery was dedicated Monday night and it will open to the public with a reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

The gallery is in the Corn Center for Visual Arts, 6 W. 10th St.

The first exhibit is the Columbus State University Studio Arts Faculty Exhibit featuring works by Charles J. Hemard III, Elizabeth McFalls, Tina Reutenberg, Orion Wertz, Jeff Kaller, Genie Bates, Trish Ramsay, Mike McFalls, Claudia Evans Williams, Mara Admitz Scrupe and Hannah Israel.

The exhbit closes Oct. 19. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

It's free.