Marist art teacher featured in Beverly Art Walk

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Marist High School teacher Brian Keane will be a featured artist in the inaugural Beverly Art Walk on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 2 to 7pm.

Keane, a 1991 graduate of Marist High School, is in his seventeenth year of teaching at the school, and will showcase multiple pieces in the event. “I am excited to be in the Beverly Art Walk and about the impact it will have on the community,” Keane said.

Keane received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Champaign. He has continued to take classes in a variety of mediums, but focuses on oil painting and ceramic figure sculptures. Keane’s work at the show will include four sculptures and a number of paintings, including a twelve-piece brightly colored geometric abstract installation entitled Unfolding. His works will be displayed at the storefront just north of Horse Thief Hollow, 10426 S. Western Ave.

When describing his art, Keane said, “In some small way I hope my work contributes to the recognition that we are sublime beings traveling through sacred spaces and experiences.” He explained that teaching both influences him as an artist and the students he instructs. Keane encourages students to always pursue artistic endeavors. “I try to convey to them the importance of having creative outlets throughout their lives,” he explained.

Beverly Art Walk will feature work by neighborhood artists and artisans exhibited in nearly 30 local businesses and organizations, from Smith Village to Horse Thief Hollow, Blossom Boys to St. Xavier University, and five home studios. The event is free. For more information, email beverlyartwalk@gmail.com.