North Central College - Naperville, IL

Theatrical models by artist Peter Wexler exhibited April 15 through May 15

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Les Troyens (Trojan Helmet), Metropolitan Opera, ©1973
Les Troyens (Trojan Helmet), Metropolitan Opera, ©1973

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

March 1, 2011—North Central College hosts an exhibit of theater models and sketches by nationally renowned artist Peter Wexler April 15 through May 15.

The exhibit “Theatrical Models” is free and open to the public in North Central’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The artist will greet visitors during an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 15. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

The public is invited to attend a free symposium titled "What is Art? Part 2" presented by Wexler from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

Wexler studied painting, photography and design at the University of Michigan’s School of Architecture Design, where he learned to create scenes, design costumes and work with lighting for theatre, opera, music, television and film.

Wexler’s sketches, paintings, models and photographs are widely held in public and private collections, including those of The New York Public Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, the Tobin Collection at the McNay Art Museum and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

He has designed sets for Broadway musicals, operas for The Metropolitan Opera and hundreds of concerts by The New York Philharmonic, The Boston Symphony, L.A. Symphony and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Visit peterwexlerstudio.com to learn more about the artist.

North Central previously hosted the Wexler exhibit “Reflections–Riflessioni” in 2009.

Schoenherr Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, and one hour before most performances in the Fine Arts Center. Contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at 630-637-5375 or nclanhammurray@noctrl.edu to learn more about the exhibit.

01-05-2011