Joliet, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF) Art Gallery presents Paul Erschen: LEACH FIELD, which will run from August 24 through October 6. Paul Erschen: LEACH FIELD presents painting, sculpture, and prints informed by midwestern post-industrial and agricultural environments.

The USF Art Gallery is located at 25 E. Van Buren St. in downtown Joliet, and is open to the public every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on the exhibition or the USF Art Gallery, contact Jennifer Moore, gallery director, at

About Paul Erschen

Born in 1975, in Aurora, Ill., Paul Erschen lives and works in Chicago, Ill. Erschen earned a BFA in Painting & Drawing from Northern Illinois University (1998) and an MFA in Painting & Drawing from The Ohio State University (2000). Paul has taught in the Art & Design Department at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill., since 2001 and is currently a Professor of Visual Art and Art & Design Department Chair.

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