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The Beauty of Everyday Life on View at The Lincoln Center Art Gallery

Released on Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Contact Information

  • Todd Underwood, Gallery Coordinator, 970-416-2737,, Website: Website


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    Andrew DeCaen, Little Kitchen Situation 7
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    Morgan Ford Willingham, de ses propres ailes
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    Teddi Parker, Morning Snuggle
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    Whitney Sage, Cottage II


Daily Chronicles focuses in on the beauty and simplicity of everyday life and features the work of Andrew DeCaen, Morgan Ford Willingham, Teddi Parker, and Whitney Sage. The exhibit will be on view March 9-April 15 in the Art Gallery. There will be an Opening Reception Friday, March 10, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

The included artwork by these four artists guides the visitor through a seemingly mundane narrative in a way that stirs intrigue. Whether that is through color, or scale, or media, each of the four artists transforms an ordinary situation into a thought-provoking opportunity to draw attention to and appreciate one’s surroundings.

Included Artists:

Andrew DeCaen (Denton, TX)

I use drawing, printmaking, and sculpture to examine rituals and habits surrounding the space, time, and manner in which we eat, prepare, and acquire our meals.

Andrew DeCaen received a BA from the University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, and an MFA from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. His artworks have been shown internationally and featured in numerous publications. DeCaen lives and works in Denton, Texas, where he is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Texas.

Morgan Ford Willingham (Emporia KS)

My work alludes to the intimate daily circumstances between my daughter and me, and the historical and cultural influences that shape us both.

Morgan Ford Willingham is a photographic artist and educator. After receiving an MFA in photography from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, she moved to the Midwest to pursue a career in academia and art making. Morgan explores pop culture, advertising, and societal norms to better understand the influence on women’s identity and self-image, using various mediums, including photography, mixed-media, book arts, and installation. She is currently Associate Professor of Photography at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.

Teddi Parker (Fort Collins, CO)

Inspiration strikes from everywhere, but I find displaying the beauty in the everyday and ordinary to be surprisingly exciting.

Teddi Parker, a Fort Collins based painter, has been painting almost daily since 2014. Her passion for painting started at a young age and was greatly encouraged by her family throughout her early life. She is now making up for the lack of formal artistic training and is currently learning how to better evoke emotion through vibrant use of color. What started out simply as a hobby (and a means to cover the empty walls of her friends' apartments) has sprouted into a discovery of the power of beauty through painting.

Whitney Sage (Naperville, IL)

My work focuses its lens on the sprawling neighborhoods of Detroit and Highland Park, Michigan, many rendered endangered and unrecognizable due to generations of disinvestment and abandonment.

Whitney Sage is a multidisciplinary artist and educator from metro-Detroit currently serving as Assistant Professor of Art at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Whitney graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a BA in Art Education and Painting. Whitney earned an MFA in Studio Art from the Sam Fox School of Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis.

The Lincoln Center Art Gallery is free and open to the public Wednesdays and Fridays, 12–6 p.m. and for most performances.