North Central College - Naperville, IL

Student art exhibit highlights plight of underprivileged

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Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Jan. 19, 2010—“Home of the Angels,” a solo art show by North Central College senior Brigit Goudie of Oak Lawn will be exhibited Jan. 25 through Feb. 28 in the Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville.

The artist will meet visitors and talk about her drawings during a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Goudie is graduating from North Central College in June 2010 with a major in English and a minor in studio art and art history.

Brigit Goudie "Gate"“Home of the Angels” is inspired by a spring break service trip Goudie made to Mexico in March 2009. This exhibit is mostly comprised of portraits focused on Casa de los Angeles, a day care center in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The center was founded and is operated by Donna Quathamer.

“This free day care was started to aid single working mothers and fathers and to provide an opportunity for the underprivileged to better their situation,” Goudie says. “This exhibit is my attempt to draw attention to this worthy cause and, through the portraits of the children and volunteers, I wish to personify the dignified effort of helping people help themselves.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. Contact Christine Rabenold, assistant professor of art, at 630-637-5543 or cmrabenold@noctrl.edu for more information about the exhibit.

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 www.northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

01-19-2010