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Christopher Art Gallery

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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


The Annual Area High School Exhibition

The Annual Area High School Exhibition

A juried competition for high school students in
Community College District 515

March 26 through April 9

Award Ceremony and Reception:
Thursday, March 26
Reception: 5-7 p.m.
Award Ceremony: 6 p.m.

  • Computer Art
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture

Christopher Art Gallery Regular Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: Evening 5 - 7 p.m.
By appointment, phone (708) 709-3636 

About the Exhibit

The Christopher Art Gallery will feature our annual High School Art Exhibition from March 26-April 9, 2015. On Thursday, March 26, there will be a reception for students, their friends, families, and the public from 5-7 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m.. Professor Rebecca Slagle is the curator for the high school show.

Students who attend high schools within the Prairie State College district were invited to submit entries in various media including drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, computer art, mixed media and sculpture. Works included will be from Beecher, Bloom, Bloom Trail, Homewood-Flossmoor, Marian Catholic, Rich Central and Rich East high schools. Works and prizes are selected by faculty from the Department of Fine and Applied Arts.

Top prize winners receive a free class at Prairie State College.