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Senior Art Show video

Click to watch the culmination of 13 art students' studies in their final projects exhibited in the annual Senior Art Show.

Marcy Thomas, Katherine Hannan honored with art awards

Marcy Thomas
Marcy Thomas was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Studio Art Award and Katherine Hannan was named recipient of the Diane Duvigneaud Senior Art Award.

Marcy Thomas was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Studio Art Award and Katherine Hannan was named recipient of the Diane Duvigneaud Senior Art Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Thomas is a graduating senior double-majoring in studio art and art history. Hannan is a graduating senior double-majoring in studio art and corporate accounting.
    

North Central student first to earn nation’s only degree in chemical microscopy

Marissa Bartz '15
When Marissa Bartz graduates in June from North Central, she’ll become the first to complete the nation’s only program offering a degree in chemical microscopy.

North Central College senior Marissa Bartz is looking forward to June when she’ll become the first to complete the nation’s only program offering a bachelor’s degree in chemical microscopy.

Collection of three-dimensional art is focus of student exhibit

"Natural Beauty" by Lauren Denler '16
North Central College presents the solo exhibition “The Anatomy of Emotion,” featuring the artwork of junior Lauren Denler through March 29.

North Central College presents the solo exhibition “The Anatomy of Emotion,” featuring the artwork of junior Lauren Denler through March 29.

In a collection of mixed media, ceramics and sculptures, “The Anatomy of Emotion” showcases Denler’s avid research and interest in the exploration of the human figure and the fragmented body. The free exhibit is on display through March 29 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist’s reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 13, in the gallery; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Paul Simon Award recognizes North Central’s comprehensive international programs

National award brings prestigious recognition to North Central’s internationalization of campus over 20 years.

North Central College is one of five institutions nationwide to receive a 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

North Central College expands investment in energy-saving LED lighting

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

The most recent upgrades to lighting in the College’s geothermal-controlled, LEED-certified Residence Hall/Recreation Center and in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center are estimated to save the College an additional $35,000 annually in electricity costs. The projects are supported by a $67,989 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation's Energy Efficiency Lighting Upgrade Program.

Scholar-in-residence Riad Ismat discusses the arts and statesmanship

Riad Ismat, visiting scholar-in-residence
North Central College will host a free lecture Feb. 18 by Riad Ismat, Syria’s former ambassador to Pakistan and minister of culture.

North Central College will host a free lecture Feb. 18 by Riad Ismat, Syria’s former ambassador to Pakistan and minister of culture.

Currently a visiting scholar-in-residence at North Central College for the 2014-2015 academic year, Ismat will speak on “Theatre and Diplomacy” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St.

World-class vocalist works with North Central College music students in master class

Lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson instructs a student
North Central College voice students experienced hands-on instruction from lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson during a master class in Wentz Concert Hall.

Music students appreciate having a fresh pair of ears critique their performances, especially when they are the ears of a world-class artist.

North Central College voice students experienced hands-on instruction from lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson during a master class on the stage of the College’s acoustically magnificent Wentz Concert Hall. The 90-minute session Feb. 5 covered topics ranging from physical techniques that improve sound to using facial expressions to advance narratives created by composers.

Eight students are chosen to exhibit their work in Aspiring Artists series

"Above the Clouds," by Alicia Laubsted '15
North Central College students have been chosen to showcase their artwork, through March 30, at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora.

Art students at North Central College have been chosen to showcase their work, Feb.6 through March 30, at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora as part of Paramount’s Aspiring Artists series.

Titled “People, Places and Things,” the exhibit will feature a variety of media, including oil and acrylic paintings, drawings and photography by eight North Central students and works of art by Nick Freeman and Scott Harding. An opening reception will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

College exhibitions feature art that informs, influences, inspires

"Small Change" by Richard Laurent, "The Arts of  Influence" exhibit
North Central College is host to a variety of art collections in its three galleries, featuring works by renowned and rising professional and student artists.

North Central College is host year-round to a variety of art collections by renowned and rising professional and student artists, featured in its three art galleries. Two current exhibitions showcase more than captivating artwork; they also inform, influence and encourage change in important areas of life and culture. They’re free and open to the public, too.

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