North Central College - Naperville, IL

Art exhibit showcases multicultural William H. Bigham Galleries collection

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Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

March 16, 2010—An exhibit at North Central College April 16 though May 7 showcases the collection of William H. Bigham Galleries, a leading exhibitor of multicultural artworks in the Chicago area.

The exhibit features exotic authentic African bronze, stone, and wood sculptures, contemporary original mixed media oil paintings, elegant custom-designed jewelry and bright, colorful home accents and textiles.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Schoenherr Art Gallery at the College's Fine Arts Center is located at 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

The exhibit is part of the African American Leadership Roundtable’s two-day African American Heritage Festival April 16-17 in Naperville.

The exhibit will be open 8 a.m. to midnight Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and noon midnight Sundays. Learn more about the exhibit at http://northcentralcollege.edu/show. Contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at 630-637-5375 or nclanhammmurray@noctrl.edu for more information.

William H. Bigham Galleries has locations in Chicago’s South Loop at 1528 S. Wabash Ave. and at 4014 Fox Valley Center in Aurora. Visit www.bighamgalleries.com to learn more.

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 www.northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

03-16-2010