The work of Chuck Hansen of Taylorville will be on display at the Becker Library at Benedictine University in Springfield, February 6th-March 6. Hansen taught at Glenbrook North High School in Chicago for 27 years before moving to Taylorville in 1993 where he acquired a job working at Taylorville High School as football defensive coordinator. Hansen, who is completely retired now, says he is honored to have his artwork displayed:
Hansen, over the years, produced figurative works in clay and abstract works in cast stone. Hansen tells Regional Radio News how he would describe his art:
Using inter-tubes as the beginning form, he pours cast stone in the hollows and begins to work the shapes by tying them in knots or just letting the tube form their own extemporaneous shapes. Mainly interested in the human form, his abstract work displays what one would consider the energy of the form. A reception will be on Thursday, February13th from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Library.