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1/30/2017 Member News
Gallery exhibit at Temple College will feature illustrations of insects from around the world

An exhibit titled “Insect Narratives: Works by Greg Lewallen” will be on display in the gallery of the Temple College Visual Arts Complex beginning Feb. 4.

Lewallen’s work combines his love of insects with his talent as an illustrator. He draws illustrations of insects he has collected around the world and then writes stories about how he collected the insects on the illustrations.

Lewallen served as manager of Insects International in Ft. Davis, Texas, from 1999 to 2008 and has led insect-collecting expeditions to countries around the world, including Belize, Cameroon, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Serbia, Venezuela and Zambia.

He holds a BFA in Studio Art/Printmaking from Baylor University and an MA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. He has been an instructor at Baylor University since 2009, teaching classes in drawing, painting and illustration.

Lewallen has been creating his insect narratives since 2012. He says it is not uncommon for people to spend 20 minutes looking at one of his pieces, which are usually 22 by 30 inches in size.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. Lewallen will be at the event to talk about his work.

The exhibit will be on display through April 6.

The Temple College Visual Arts Complex is located at 2105 South 5th St. in Temple. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday or by appointment.