North Central College - Naperville, IL

Seniors showcase their artwork in two galleries

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May 6, 2011—Artwork by 13 North Central College seniors will be featured in an exhibit at two campus galleries, May 14 through June 12. The works will include paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics and sculpture.

The Senior Art Show is free and open to the public and will be on display in the Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., and the Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., both in Naperville. Students will greet visitors during an artists’ reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in both locations. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
The following seniors are featured in the show:

•   Kerry Brophy—Art education major from Chicago, will showcase three-dimensional work and acrylic paintings
•    P. Tyler Buchenot—Studio art and interactive media studies major from Aurora, will focus his work on mixed media
•    Mark Burns—Management and studio art major from Downers Grove and formerly Villa Park, will exhibit acrylic and watercolors with a unique style of urban art
•    Danielle Clark—Religious studies and studio art major from Sparta, Wis., will show three-dimensional and ceramic sculpture
•    Alexis Fraser—Art education major from Warrenville, will showcase acrylic paintings, collage, recycled and found object sculptures
•    Katie Hannan—Studio art and corporate accounting major from Rockford, will focus her work on portraits and natural objects as drawings
•    Jennifer Hoffmann—Studio art major from Darien, will exhibit pencil and charcoal drawings
•    Melissa Massey—Studio art and English writing major from Sussex, N.J., will show watercolor paintings
•    Sandra Richards—Art education major from Plainfield, will exhibit three-dimensional sculpture
•    Aimee Schindler—Studio art major from Batavia, will showcase work in both acrylic and oil mediums
•    Phillip Swistowicz—Art education major from Burbank, will exhibit sculpture
•    Marcy Thomas—Studio art and art history major from Naperville, will show sculpture and ceramic pieces
•    Ali Urasky—Studio art major and psychology minor from Lisle, will focus her work on figure drawings, paintings and large-scale installation pieces

“It’s always exciting and rewarding as an educator to see the Senior Art Show,” says Christine Rabenold, assistant professor of art and faculty advisor for the exhibit. “It provides an opportunity to witness the culmination of the students’ studies and hopefully the beginning of an artistic career.”

The Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery is open Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 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. For more information about the exhibit, contact Rabenold at 630-637-5543 or

Art students at North Central College learn traditional and contemporary media; engage in analytical, critical and abstract thinking; and learn to communicate ideas visually. Students attend gallery and museum openings and exhibits in Naperville and Chicago, meet visiting artists, enter juried exhibitions and gain an academic foundation for graduate study in studio art, art education, art history, art therapy, arts administration, art criticism and visual communications. Visit to learn more about North Central’s art program.

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.

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).