Christopher Art Gallery

Natural Connections


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.  Gallery Director, Beth Shadur, recommends programming and often acts as curator for shows.

Beth Shadur
Christopher Art Gallery Director
Prairie State College


Material Associations

Featured works by Iris Goldestein, Laurie LeBreton, 
Laura Anne Cloud, Donna Hapac, and Gina Lee Robbins

Exhibiting June 9 - July 24, 2014
Reception: Thursday, June 19, 4:30-7 p.m.

Regular hours during exhibition:
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5 - 7 p.m.
By appointment, phone (708) 709-3636 


About the Exhibit

Artists pursue their creative practice with many varied processes. Some artists create works by first responding to an idea or theme, and then begin works to address their own reflection and research on that theme. Other artists are most interested in process, and make works that most closely respond to the process of painting, sculpting, printmaking or any other media. This exhibition of five artists falls in with the second group; these artists are interested in the process suggested to them by the particular materials they use in the creative act.

The exhibition features works in a wide range of materials, including clay, plastic fingernails, painted plaster, reeds, abaca paper, and other unusual media. Works range from sculptures on pedestals, or stand alone works,  to relief works hung on the walls.

Gallery Guide