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Friday, August 12, 2022

Senior Art Show features works by North Central College students

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Artwork by 11 North Central College students is featured in the annual Senior Art Show.

The exhibit is free, open to the public and on display May 10 through June 12 in two locations at the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., and the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. The senior artists will greet visitors during a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in both galleries; complimentary refreshments will be served

The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculpture. Exhibitors are:

  • Madeleine Baltuška of Lemont, double majors in entrepreneurship/small business management and studio art
  • Jessica Brewster of Sleepy Hollow, Ill., majoring in studio art
  • Ashley Domonkos of Winfield, majoring in studio art
  • Thomas Downs of Manhattan, Ill., double majors in East Asian studies and Japanese
  • Robin Gadient of Davenport, Iowa, majoring in studio art
  • Jessica Kidd of Naperville, majoring in studio art
  • Kelly Klode of Joliet, majoring in studio art
  • Giuseppe Pellicano of Naperville, majoring in studio art
  • Larissa Phillips of Clinton, Iowa, triple majors in Japanese, East Asian studies and studio art
  • Jacqueline Diane Roller of Naperville, double majors in psychology and studio art
  • Jessica Schramm of Darien, majoring in art education

Among the featured artists is Naperville resident Giuseppe Pellicano, who served in the U.S. Army from 2000 to 2005 and was stationed in California, Germany and Kosovo. After graduating from North Central in June, he plans to open an art gallery, pursue graduate studies and teach art classes to military families stationed overseas. Pellicano has exhibited his work at various shows and galleries, including Chicago’s Prak-sis Gallery and Jackson Junge Gallery. He recently presented his work “War Pigs” at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. His current work, crafting and personalizing military boots, memorializes soldiers who lost their lives during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Christine Rabenold, assistant professor of art, is faculty advisor for the exhibit. For more information about the exhibit or gallery hours, contact Rabenold at 630-637-5543 or cmrabenold@noctrl.edu.

Art students at North Central College learn traditional and contemporary media; engage in analytical, critical and abstract thinking; and learn to communicate ideas visually. Students attend gallery and museum openings and exhibits in Naperville and Chicago, meet visiting artists, enter juried exhibitions and gain an academic foundation for graduate study in studio art, art education, art history, art therapy, arts administration, art criticism and visual communications. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/majors/art to learn more about North Central’s art program.

This exhibit is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

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Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live”—North Central College is just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop. With more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. Visit northcentralcollege.edu to learn more.

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