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Ana Žanić showcases multiple art forms in North Central College exhibit

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Watercolor paintings and ceramic artwork by contemporary visual artist Ana Žanić are featured in “Small Worlds” exhibit Jan. 8 through Feb. 16 at North Central College.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. An artist reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, where guests can meet Žanić. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Žanić holds master of arts and master of fine arts degrees in art education and painting from the University of Zagreb in Croatia and her work has been displayed at galleries in Europe and the United States. Her award-winning work has been featured in the American Art Collector publication. Žanić’s subjective paintings explore the introversion of personal feeling and the extroversion of creating art.

“My works are abstract compositions in which the colors and forms create atmospheric spaces of transcendence,” Žanić says. “They evolve from a notion, develop through intuition and are evocative rather than descriptive. They are not a depiction of the world but a structure of forms, lines and colors with associative elements. My paintings are greatly involved with subjectivity and emotions and remain ‘open’ and transformable even when they are finished.”

For gallery hours or to learn more about the exhibit, contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at 630-637-5375 or

Art, art history and art education are among more than 55 undergraduate majors offered at North Central College.

USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors of North Central College’s 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. This exhibit is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).