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Maharishi School Faculty Art Teacher Wins Award

Maharishi School’s art department head Greg Thatcher has just received the Medallion Art Award at Galex '49, a national juried exhibition in Galesburg, Illinois, for his drawing Yew Trees #115. The exhibition opened on March 14 and is hosted by the Galesburg Civic Art Center. The drawing is one of many that Thatcher has produced of the sacred yew trees in St. Mary's Churchyard, Painswick, Gloucestershire.

Ninety-one artists from across the U.S. submitted 317 art works for consideration by judge Preston Jackson. Jackson is a Professor of Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He selected 48 artists and a total of 58 art works for the Galex '49 exhibition.

Thatcher won a $300 cash award and was also approached by the head of the exhibition committee at the Galesburg Civic Art Center and offered a one-man exhibition in 2017. Greg said, "It was exciting to win a cash award, but to be offered a one-man exhibition was fantastic and a real honor."

Galex '49 Exhibition is located at 114 East Main Street, Galesburg, Illinois, through April 11, 2015. Exhibition hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM. For a longer article about Thatcher’s artistic relationship with the yew trees of England, read the Maharishi School blog article of Greg’s experience last summer in England.

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