North Central College - Naperville, IL
Major: 
Art major

Jeremy often uses his background as a welder and blacksmith to inspire his art. His work has been featured in solo exhibits and he’s also teamed up with his North Central classmates to create shows.

“There’s a community of people who are interested in art and want to test their abilities,” says Jeremy, who recently presented two of his works at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. “Budding artists can put on their own exhibitions in the same gallery space that’s used by the professional artists for their shows.”

Jeremy enjoys many of North Central’s unique opportunities for art students. As part of Chicago Term, for instance, students can take a class that explores the city’s rich history of art and architecture.

“The city became the classroom,” he says. “And all the learning is hands-on.”