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Existing Media Transformed into Creative Works Featured at Upcoming Exhibition

Existing Media Transformed into Creative Works Featured at Upcoming Exhibition [02/12/2018]

altered art exhibit

The Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College (PSC) is presenting “Altered,” a new exhibition featuring works by artists Rose Camastro-Pritchett, Javier Chavira, Kate Ingold and Katsy Johnson. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 12 through March 15, 2018 in the gallery, located on the PSC main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. An artists’ reception is scheduled from noon to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15.

Art featured in the exhibit incorporate images that have been altered using existing prints from online, art history, newspapers or other sources. The artists make use of images and change and transform them by adding other media, manipulating them or changing their entire context to make them their own and add impact.

“These artists by nature are creative, and see potential in whatever they observe or internalize,” said Gallery Director Beth Shadur, curator of the exhibit. “They have used this inherent artistic nature to change, alter, adjust, enhance and, ultimately, create.”

The Christopher Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. The college will be closed Monday Feb. 19 for President’s Day. The gallery may also be visited by appointment. For more information, visit prairiestate.edu/artgallery or call (708) 709-7738.