PSC Gallery Features Regional Artists – Opens October 14


Hydromotion, by Cheryl Eddie Deibel of DeKalb, Ill. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Chicago Heights, IL—(ENEWSPF)— The Prairie State College (PSC) Foundation presents Fiber Nine, a juried art exhibition of works by regional artists. The exhibit opens October 14 and runs through November 6.

The exhibit features 18 artists from Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio and includes a variety of contemporary art in fiber. A reception to honor the artists will be held on Friday, October 10, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., in the Christopher Art Gallery.

The juror for the exhibit is Christine LoFaso, professor of art and head of the fiber program at Northern Illinois University. LoFaso’s work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally.

“The work selected by Christine LoFaso is representative of the wide range of materials that are being used by contemporary fiber artists,” said Jan Bonavia, gallery director.“The show includes traditional quilt and woven textiles, as well as more unusual media such as embroidered hair, indoor/outdoor carpeting, leaves, and cotton forms with organic salt crystals.”

Artists participating in the show are Clare Murray Adams, of Southington, Ohio; Susie Cobbledick, of Lakewood, Ohio; Erin Coleman-Cruz, of DeKalb, Ill.; Kim Jackson DeBord, of Chicago; Cheryl Eddie Deibel, of DeKalb, Ill.; Brownyn Elkuss, of Chicago; Robin Haller, of Cleveland, Ohio; Rumana Hawa, of Kent, Ohio; Deb Herman, of Oak Park, Ill.; Deborah Hirschfield, of Evanston, Ill.; Nikkole Huss, of Orland Park, Ill.; Cathy Kasdan, of Cleveland; Janice Lessmann-Moss, of Kent, Ohio; Ruta Butkus Marino, of Beachwood, Ohio; Rana Siegel, of Chicago; Patricia Vivod, of Troy, Ill.; John Wolfer, of Cincinnati; and Summer Zickefoose, of Evansville, Ind.

The exhibit is part of the south suburbs’ annual Art Trek event. Art Trek includes more than 30 area art galleries, local businesses, and artists’ studios that will feature fine art exhibitions and demonstrations during the month of October.

The Christopher Art Gallery is located on PSC’s main campus, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Hours for the gallery are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Visits may also be made by appointment. For more information about the exhibit, or to make an appointment for a visit, contact the Prairie State College Foundation at (708) 709-3636.