PSC Graduate Students
Exhibiting April 29 - May 23
Graduate Reception: May 2, 12 - 2 p.m.
Kara Adair || Taylor Auguston || Reginald Gale
Alice Jacobs || Dylan Moulesong || Amber Peoples || Natalie Pesick
Lindsey Walker || Drew Young
About the Exhibit
The Fine & Applied Arts program is very pleased to present the 2013 Graduate Exhibition. This year’s exhibit showcases an impressive range of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and mixed-media works by students completing degrees in Fine Arts, Graphic Communications and Photography. All of the exhibiting students participated in our Department’s capstone Portfolio Seminar, where they gained a greater awareness of professional standards, and produced a cohesive body of new work that is exhibited here.
The variety and personal vision of the work is striking. Some of our students work from an emotional reservoir deeply rooted in personal experience and memory, while others create images that depict aspects of the natural world that are often overlooked or not visible through the casual gaze. In other works, one finds a profound desire to express self and identity through varied conceptual constructions.
The work in the show spans both traditional and experimental idioms. The diversity of our students’ backgrounds and range of their creative interests are a continued inspiration to art faculty, and bring vitality to our visual arts program.
Our students and faculty join me in thanking Dr. Eric Radtke, Dr. Adenuga Atewologun, Dr. Susan Solberg, Cathy Killian Kloss, and Beth Shadur for their spirited leadership and ongoing support for our visual arts program.
Coordinator & Professor of Fine Arts
Prairie State College
Christopher Art Gallery Director
Prairie State College
THE CHRISTOPHER ART GALLERY
Named for its generous donors, Bob and Marty Christopher. The Christopher Art Gallery is located on the main campus of Prairie State College. The gallery hosts six to eight shows per year, featuring local, regional and national artists, as well as student works. The Prairie State College Foundation oversees gallery operations. Gallery Director, Beth Shadur, recommends programming and often acts as curator for shows.
Programming varies by media, theme, and artists represented. However, there are several annual exhibitions:
A Spring exhibit showcases the work of talented high school students in District 515. PSC faculty jury this show and select awards.
The May show features the work of graduating PSC art students.
The August/September show highlights the portfolio of a PSC student who receives designation as the "Photographer-of-the-Year." Superior works by PSC art students in graphic communications, photography, and fine art are also exhibited.
Each year, the Christopher Art Gallery features a juried show of regional artists. The theme and exact dates of the exhibit change every year.