North Central College - Naperville, IL

Two seniors showcase their art in exhibit

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Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Jan. 25, 2011—North Central College will showcase the art work of two senior art students during a month-long exhibit, Feb. 1-28.

Titled “Treasured Undesirables,” the free exhibit will be on display in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. The artists will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Ali Urasky of Lisle, Ill., will exhibit paintings and sculpture that explore the anatomy of loss and magic as a form of bargaining, all in an effort to discover if really “it ain’t no good to pine” for things that are gone. Her work is intended to represent a tongue-in-cheek, but morbid, love. Urasky is majoring in both studio art and psychology.

Marcy Thomas of Naperville will present sculpture and ceramics. Her body of work mainly reflects spiritual questioning, human longing and the feminine. Her objective is to change the way viewers may perceive the stories they have grown up with and introduce them to new ideas and understandings. Thomas is majoring in studio art and art history.

“Treasured Undesirables” will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. An opening reception is planned for Thursday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

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 among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. 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).

Photo, from left: Wax sculpture by Marcy Thomas, drawing by Ali Urasky