Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Prairie State College (PSC) student Michael Carr was driving around the city of Chicago when the colors jumped out at him. He saw a beautiful multicolored door on an abandoned building and had to photograph it.
Now his photograph, "Hinged." is showcased in an exhibit at Governors State University.
Carr, along with PSC students Michelle D. Cox, Bruce Peerson, and Amy Yoder were chosen for the 2010 Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition held in the Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University. Their images are among the 40 images on display selected from more than 250 entries.
“It was a great honor to be chosen for this show,” said Carr. “Photography is about capturing a moment, and I’m pleased my moment is part of this exhibit for everyone to see.”
This is the second year in a row the photographs of Cox and Peerson were chosen for this statewide exhibit.
“I am very excited to be picked for this contest two years in a row,” said Cox. “It is very encouraging to me as an artist, and it makes me proud that I have progressed in my ability this past year.”
Cox’s photograph, Chicago, is the view of the el train from street level on the north side of the city.
“This image is special because first, I love Chicago, and I always will because it is a unique and fascinating city,” said Cox. “I also love this image because I think it has interesting light.”
Peerson’s photo, “Balancing Act”, features a flower bud with water droplets. Yoder’s photo, “The Oak Tree”, features the reflection of a tree on an old barn.
“I pay attention to every detail, and spent a few hours shooting this image,” said Peerson. “It’s nice to be recognized for my work.”
The photographs are on display through March 26. For more information, call (708) 534-5000.