North Central College - Naperville, IL

Exhibit features photographic images by artist Kesha Bruce Jan. 9-Feb. 6

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UPDATED: A reception scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, has been canceled.

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

Dec. 1, 2010—Photographic images by artist Kesha Bruce will be exhibited Jan. 9 through Feb. 6 in North Central College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville.

The exhibit “(Re)calling and (Re)telling” is free and open to the public. The photographic work from Bruce’s “(Re)calling and (Re)telling” series was awarded an En Foco New Works Photography Award. Bruce’s photographs were subsequently displayed at El Taller Boricua Gallery in New York in 2008 as part of the award fellowship.

Photographs from the series were also included in the traveling exhibition “Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera,” which originated at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco and continued on to the Southeast Museum of Photography in early 2010.

Bruce’s work has recently been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and she maintains residences on both continents. In 2007, her work was included in the exhibit “American Women” at the Europa Museum of Modern Art in Luxembourg as part of a year-long series of events designed to celebrate Luxembourg’s status as European Capital of Culture in 2007.

Bruce has earned accolades for her work including a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in painting in 2004 and a Puffin Foundation Grant for her work with artist books in 2005. She studied art at the University of Iowa, where she received a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting. She completed a master of fine arts in painting at Hunter College in New York City. Visit to learn more about the artist.

Oesterle Library Gallery is 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 to midnight Sundays. Contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at 630-637-5375 or to learn more about the exhibit.

North Central College’s 2010-2011 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season is supported by a generous grant from the Illinois Arts Council. USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors.

The exhibit is among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. 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).