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Works by elementary, high school art teachers shown in exhibit

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Works by elementary, high school art teachers shown in exhibit

Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307,

Oct. 19, 2010—Works by 14 art teachers in Indian Prairie School District 204 are featured in an exhibit at North Central College.

The “Indian Prairie District 204 Art Teacher Exhibit” opens Nov. 14 and runs through Jan. 17 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St.,  Naperville. Artists will greet visitors during an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

When classes are in session, Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. From Nov. 29 through Jan. 2, the gallery will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The  campus will be closed Dec. 22-24 and Dec. 31.

The artists, their schools and the media in which they work are:
·    Kathryn Parenti-Eichwald, Metea Valley High School: needle felting, oil painting, and drawing
·    Erin Wash, Granger Middle School: watercolor
·    Adam Johnson, Neuqua Valley High School: photography
·    Katherine Thrush, Waubonsie Valley High School: oil painting
·    Karen Popovich, Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley high schools: fiber art
·    Karyl Silerzio, Neuqua Valley High School: printmaking and pottery
·    Joan Mills, Fry Elementary School: collage and mixed media
·    Heidi Parkes, Neuqua Valley High School: needle felting
·    Carol Kinast, Neuqua Valley High School: color pencil drawing and jewelry
·    Mike Vandeleur, Neuqua Valley High School: digital painting, pen and ink
·    Lisa Morgan, Graham and Young elementary schools: acrylic paintings
·    Mollie Bozarth, Waubonsie Valley High School: ink and watercolor
·    Steve Jones, Neuqua Valley High School: graphite drawing and sculpture relief
·    David Smith, McCarty Elementary School: paper mache sculpture made from a process Smith created, which results in a sculpture with a highly finished surface.

This exhibit is one of many ongoing programs hosted at North Central College to enrich and broaden the academic and cultural outlook for the College and community. For a comprehensive schedule of art exhibits, musical performances, lectures and theatrical productions, visit or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).