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North Central College exhibit opening Nov. 16 highlights artwork by military veterans

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"Intrusive Thoughts" by Erica Slone, three-tour Iraq veteran
"Intrusive Thoughts" by Erica Slone, three-tour Iraq veteran

Artwork by military veterans is featured in the exhibit “In War” Nov. 16 through Jan. 6 at North Central College.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. A reception with artists will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; complimentary refreshments will be served. The exhibit is sponsored by JP Morgan and the College’s Yellow Ribbon Program.

“In War” is a collection of mixed media artwork highlighting various aspects of life in and out of the military. Participating artists are Drew Cameron of San Francisco; Thomas Dang of Glendale, Calif.; Michael Dooley of Naperville; Iris Feliciano of Chicago; Aaron Hughes of Chicago; Giuseppe Pellicano of Naperville; Erica Slone of Columbus, Ohio; and Ehren Tool of Berkeley, Calif.

All eight are members of the Warrior Art Group, which was created to establish a forum for veterans, active-duty military members and their spouses to showcase original artworks in any form or medium. The exhibit is running in conjunction with “In War,” a series of events presented by the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. Visit warriorartgroup.com to learn more.

Dooley is an 82nd Airborne veteran, Bronze Star recipient and 2012 graduate of North Central College. Pellicano is a U.S. Army veteran, 2012 graduate of North Central College a member of SALUTE, the Veteran’s National Honor Society.

North Central College is a 2013 Military Friendly School, a designation by G.I. Jobs magazine that honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. Among its military-friendly initiatives, North Central College provides a veteran services program funded by an Aurora Foundation grant that enables the College to designate student-veteran peer leaders who help build camaraderie among veterans and help the College understand and serve their needs.

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

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

Navistar is underwriting sponsor of North Central College’s 2012-2013 Fine and Performing Arts Season. The season is partially supported by USG Corporation and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

11-12-2012