How to Paint at GSU

Water and Earth
"Water and Earth" 2000 by Renee McGinnis of Chicago

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University will present “Ways of Making: Painting” from March 9 through 30. The exhibit will feature the artwork of 25 painters, all women, in recognition of the 25th year of Women’s History Month. A closing reception celebrating the artists will be held on Wednesday, March 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Gallery Director Jeff Stevenson and Guest Curator Dolores Mercado, of the National Museum of Mexican Art, invited artists who represent a diversity of working styles, career stages, and subject matter.

“This exhibit seeks to enhance the classroom experience for our students as well as provide a wonderful cultural experience to our extended and growing community outside of the university,” said Stevenson.

The exhibit includes the work of Pilar Acevedo of Chicago; Lynn Basa of Chicago; Jennifer Cronin of Chicago; Jessica Freudenberg-Segal of Chicago; Esperanza Gama of Chicago; Paula Henderson of Chicago; Juliette Herwitt of Forest Park; Laura Kina of Chicago; Vera Klement of Chicago; Sarah Krepp of Evanston; Judy Ledgerwood of Oak Park; K. A. Letts of Ann Arbor, MI; Bernell Loeb of Oak Park; Sioban Lombardi of Chicago; Rosanna Mark-Andreu of Chicago; Renee McGinnis of Chicago; Betty Ann Mocek of Chicago; Elsa Muñoz of Chicago; Martina Nehrling of Chicago; Joyce Owens of Chicago; Miriam Socoloff of Chicago; Sue Sommers of Evanston; Erin Waser of Chicago; Maureen Warren of Chicago; and Kathleen Waterloo of Chicago.

“Ways of Making: Painting” is the third in a series of exhibitions that highlight the art making practices taught in GSU’s art program. Previous exhibits focused on the ways of making work on paper and photography. Additional exhibits will explore the intricacies, methods, and some of the secrets of artistic creativity in other media such as sculpture and digital art.

Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway in University Park. 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.

For more information, call (708) 534-4021or visit