Tillery Family Donates Art Collection
National Park College (NPC) received a generous donation of art from the Allen Tillery family this month. The collection contains 47 original pieces by contemporary artist Shwan Ziwar.
According to his website, Ziwar’s work hangs in galleries worldwide, including the prestigious Canadian Museum of Civilization. He has participated in more than 50 exhibitions in Italy, Canada and the United States. Born in Iraq, and educated at Italy’s Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia, Ziwar is now based in Toronto, Canada.
Ziwar describes his style as “Shwanism,” which he describes as “a production that incorporates colour and movement and love.” His dominate themes include flowers, men, faces, women, images embedded in lines, waves, landscapes, love and humor.
"The Tillery family is proud to support National Park College with this gift. We wanted
the collection to have a special showcase and we know the College is the right location
for such a unique assortment. We hope the campus and the community will enjoy it as
much as we have,” said Allen Tillery.>
Director of Development, Dr. Sara Brown stated, “The NPC Foundation has grown because of the philanthropic support of our community. We are grateful to have donors like the Tillery’s and excited to display this art collection on our campus. This is truly a generous gift.”
Pictured left to right, Dr. John Hogan, NPC president, Chad Tillery, Allen Tillery, Brad Tillery, and Dr. Sara Brown, director of development.