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Sophomore art student showcases work during March exhibit

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Artwork by North Central College sophomore Lauren Wohlrab of Naperville is showcased during a March exhibit.

The free exhibit, “Eclectic Dreams,” is on display through March 31 in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Wohlrab greeted visitors during a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8.

Wohlrab’s exhibit includes works of drawing and mixed media to provide “a constant means of relaying to the world” her imaginations. She explores art through both traditional media—including paint, pastel, pen and ink, pencil and etching—and computer media through applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

A graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School, Wohlrab carries a double major in studio art and interactive media studies/graphic arts at the College. While in high school, she garnered numerous awards for her art, including a first-place award from the Congressional Art National Competition in 2010 for her work “Faceless Self-Portrait,” which was displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol Building. This year, Wohlrab has received recognition by the Naperville Fine Arts League for her portfolio that has been on display at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery for the past two years.

“Eclectic Dreams” 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 to midnight Sundays. For spring break hours from March 14 to 25, contact Gallery Director Nickole Lanham-Murray at

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.