Three New Pieces Added to Prairie State College Board of Trustees Student Art Collection

BOT Art CollectionPrairie State College students and a graduate whose art works recently were selected to become part of the Board of Trustees Student Art Collection were honored at the November board meeting. They are (from left) Annabelle Mullennix, Diamond Jones and Briana Unruh, who graduated in 2015.

CHICAGO HEIGHTS–(ENEWSPF)–December 10, 2015.  The Prairie State College (PSC) Board of Trustees recently added three student art works to the Student Art Collection. The pieces were chosen from the 2015 Graduating Student Exhibit and the Annual Exhibition of Photographer of the Year in fall 2015.

The pieces selected were “Landscape II,” a painting by Diamond Jones of Homewood; “Ethyl, Car, Hinge,” a collection of photographs by Briana Unruh of Park Forest, who graduated from PSC in 2015; and “Rusty Rock,” a photograph by Annabelle Mullennix of Matteson, who was the 2015 Photographer of the Year.

Established in September 2008 by the Board of Trustees, the collection features student artwork, and is exhibited in prominent places throughout campus. The collection now includes 28 pieces of art.

“These students have produced such beautiful works of art, and it is nice to have their hard work and talent highlighted throughout the campus,” said Jacqueline Agee, PSC board chair. “The Board of Trustees is proud to support these students in their artistic pursuits.”

Art Professor Paul Rinaldi said, “We are very proud of the high level work our students are creating here at PSC. The new photographs and painting are a testament to these students’ creativity and personal vision.”

“The Board of Trustees collection provides a wonderful opportunity for the college to collect and display such powerful works, contributing in a major way to the cultural presence in our community,” he added.