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North Central’s Lauren Wohlrab ’14 showcases artwork in commercial gallery

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Artwork by Lauren Wohlrab ’14 on exhibit
Artwork by Lauren Wohlrab ’14 on exhibit

Lauren Wohlrab ’14, a studio art and interactive media studies/graphic arts double major, was chosen by Paramount Theatre as its featured artist in the annual North Central College Aspiring Artist Student Exhibit. Her works will be on display from Feb. 1 through March 25 in the Grand Gallery at Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.

An opening reception will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the gallery. Admission is free to the exhibit and reception with a cash bar.

Wohlrab will exhibit approximately a dozen works, including pastel drawings, colored pencil drawings, and graphite, pen, ink and watercolor and “maybe even some acrylic paintings,” she says.

“I’ve showcased my work for the last two years at the Paramount as part of an annual student exhibit and I’m honored that the gallery director remembered me. I’m beyond excited to have my own show and showcase my works for people from all over to see. I can’t wait for the opening!”

This isn’t Wohlrab’s first solo show. As a sophomore, she presented her drawings and mixed media in a campus exhibit, titled “Eclectic Dreams,” during March 2011 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery. She enjoys playing with varying mediums and says her art is a way of relaying to the world what she sees and imagines from day to day. Her clean unrestrained drawings capture the viewers, giving them reason to pause, reflect and lose themselves momentarily in the art.

Exhibiting at the Grand Gallery gives students at North Central College the opportunity to showcase their work in a commercial environment, gaining valuable real-world experience as they prepare for their careers in art.

The College’s art students learn traditional and contemporary media; engage in analytical, critical and abstract thinking; and learn to communicate ideas visually. Students attend gallery and museum openings and exhibits in Naperville and Chicago, meet visiting artists, enter juried exhibitions and gain an academic foundation for graduate study in studio art, art education, art history, art therapy, arts administration, art criticism and visual communications. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/majors/art to learn more about North Central’s art program.

01-16-2013