Governors State University Hosts Juried Student Art Exhibition

The Gay Gene by Brandon Durkin
"The Gay Gene" by Joliet Junior College student Brandon Durkin of Joliet, is an entrant in the Juried Student Art Exhibition at GSU. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- GSU is hosting the 2011 Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition, through March 3, in the Visual Arts Gallery. Artwork includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and ceramics.

This exhibition celebrates the creative work of young artists. The show includes artwork by 34 student artists representing seven Illinois community colleges. Institutions represented include College of DuPage, Heartland Community College, John Wood Community College, Joliet Junior College, Kankakee Community College, Malcolm X College, Parkland College, Prairie State College, and South Suburban College.

Christopher D. Smith, Gallery Director of Linda Warren Projects, served as the judge of the exhibition. He selected the 55 works of art on exhibit from 236 entries by 93 students representing 9 Illinois community or junior colleges.

A closing reception to celebrate the show and the artists will be held on Saturday, March 3, from 1 to 5 p.m., in E-Lounge. The awards presentation and juror talk will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. More than $1,500 in prize money will be awarded.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The Visual Arts Gallery is open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1 to 9 p.m.; Fridays, from 5 to 9 p.m.; and by appointment. Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois.

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