NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Feb. 11, 2011)—Twenty-one art students at North Central College have been chosen to showcase their work at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora, Ill., as part of Paramount’s “Aspiring Artists” series. The free exhibit will be on display in the Grand Gallery until March 31.
The public is invited to meet the student artists during an artists’ reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora.
Each student went through a competitive jury process with the College’s art faculty that resulted in their selection in the professional exhibit. The diverse collection includes mixed media, photography, oils and acrylic on canvas, dry point print, colored pencil, watercolor, ink and more. The artists are:
- Katie Friedrich, a sophomore art education major from Romeoville, Ill.—“Simplicity” in pencil
- Samantha Suarez, a sophomore interactive media studies major from Romeoville, Ill.— Oldsmobile” in photography
- Kristin Roberts, a sophomore art education major from Loves Park, Ill.—“Wassup!” in white charcoal
- Katie Hannan, a senior studio art and corporate accounting major from Rockford, Ill.—“Untitled” in acrylic on canvas
- Andi Whipkey, a sophomore studio art and international business major from Roscoe, Ill.—“Big Ben 2” in photography
- Jessica Brewster, a junior studio art major from Sleepy Hollow, Ill.—“Her Body Filled With Sentences” in mixed media
- Kerry Brophy, a senior art education major from Chicago—“I Suono del’ Amore” in acrylic on canvas
- Jessica Kidd, a junior studio art major from Naperville—“The Open Door” in photography
- Jacqueline Roller, a junior psychology and studio art major from Naperville—“Giraffe Bottoms” in photography
- Lauren Wohlrab, a freshman from Naperville—“Disturb Not” in colored pencil
- Alyssa Coy, a junior art education major from Oswego, Ill.—“Keys” in marker
- Tami Francis, a junior art education major from Plainfield, Ill.—“SIDE of SYCAMORE” in acrylic and molding paste on canvas
- Tanya Fetzer, a sophomore interactive media studies and East Asian studies major from Richmond, Ill.—“Many Moments of Kiyomizu Dera” in photography
- P. Tyler Buchenot, a senior studio art and interactive media studies major from Aurora, Ill.—“Popolo Prizes” in photography
- Samantha Rapp, a junior art education major from Hinsdale, Ill.—“Grandma’s Porch” in colored pencil
- Aimee Schindler, a senior studio art major from Batavia, Ill.—“Celebrations” in oils and acrylic on canvas
- Amber Dvorak, a sophomore interactive media studies major from Schiller Park, Ill.—“First Bite” in acrylic on canvas
- Jessica Schramm, a junior art education major from Darien, Ill.—“A Night in the Woods” in dry point print
- Alexis Fraser, a senior art education major from Warrenville, Ill.—“Suffocation” in acrylic on canvas
- Mark Burns, a senior management major from Villa Park, Ill.—“Waiting for the Grand Finale” in watercolor and ink
- Larissa Phillips, a junior East Asian studies, Japanese and studio art major from Clinton, Iowa—“Lost in Time” in acrylic on canvas
For more information about the Paramount Theatre’s Grand Gallery visit www.paramountarts.com/artgallery.php.
Founded in 1861, North Central College is celebrating its Sesquicentennial in 2011. These events are some of many ongoing programs at the College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).