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Four directions meet at North Central College art exhibit through Sept. 18

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North Central College will host the exhibit “4 Directions/4 Printmakers,” Aug. 12 through Sept. 18, featuring works by four artists from different regions of the country.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The artists will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

The “4 Directions/4 Printmakers” exhibit brings together four master printmakers from four areas of the United States. Catherine Chauvin of Colorado, Kent Kapplinger of North Dakota, Robert Kennon of Missouri and Ralph Slatton of Tennessee all have dedicated their time, talent and experience to create this unique collection of prints in a variety of media from etching and engraving to lithography and silkscreen.

Their subject matter covers four distinctive directions, including rock formations, machinery, animals and landscapes. Gallery director Nickole C. Lanham says the exhibit is inimitable because “all the artists went to school together at the University of Iowa, and they’re still creating art even in diverse areas of the country. In the liberal arts environment of North Central, which offers printmaking as a study, I think the exhibit will appeal to both local and general audiences.”

Each artist introduces styles influenced by realism, abstraction, surrealism and romanticism, creating truly eccentric pieces.                                                                    

Schoenherr Gallery’s summer hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and one hour before most performances in the Fine Arts Center. Contact Lanham at 630-637-5375 or to learn more about the exhibit.

North Central College’s 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season is supported by a generous grant from the Illinois Arts Council. USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors. 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).