Creativity Speaks: Award-winning photographer Bea Nettles

Award-winning photographer Bea Nettles distinctly remembers spending time at Allerton Park while doing graduate work at the University of Illinois in the 1970s.

As a matter of­­ fact, she credits it with shaping her work during that time as she used the former estate of Robert Allerton as a canvas for her photography.

It’s one of many aspects of her distinguished, creative life that Nettles will discuss at a presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 in the Mansion’s Library.

Since her time at Allerton, Nettles has gone on to hold more than 50 solo exhibitions, including showings in the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Light Gallery and Witkin Gallery in New York City.

One of those shows, “Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory” also toured several locations across the country, ending at the Krannert Art Museum in August of 2020.

$10 general admission; $5 students. Space is limited.

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About the artist

Nettles taught photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Tyler School of Art and the University of Illinois. She was selected for the ACE Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 and the UIUC Art & Design Distinguished Alumni Award for 2020.

She continues to lecture and teach workshops internationally.

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Jun 28 2022


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 28 2022
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




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