Artwork of two students featured March 6-31 in North Central College exhibit.

Mar 01, 2013

Artwork of two North Central College students is featured through March 31 in the exhibit “Adventures in Wonderland.”

“Adventures in Wonderland” includes ceramics, paintings and mixed-media artwork created by seniors Molly Christine and Angela Block. The exhibit runs March 6 through March 31 in the Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Inspired by music, literature and nature, “Adventures in Wonderland” is a blend of various art styles that explores the themes of discovery and imagination. The exhibit features individual artwork by both Block and Christine, as well as several collaborative pieces that combine the skills of each artist.

Block, an English major from Elmhurst, developed her artistic abilities at York Community High School where she participated in numerous art shows and earned multiple awards for her work. At North Central, Block is arts editor for The Chronicle student newspaper. Her contributions to the “Adventures in Wonderland” exhibit incorporate her favorite song lyrics and literary passages.

Christine, of Itasca, graduated from Lake Park High School and decided to pursue an associate’s degree in baking and pastry arts from the College of DuPage while simultaneously earning a bachelor’s degree in studio art at North Central.

In addition to her studies, Christine manages a dessert line called Molly’s Bakery for Chartwells Food Service and often uses cake-decorating materials and other food in her artwork. In addition to food, Christine enjoys painting and drawing scenes from nature. “Adventures in Wonderland” includes a fusion of her artistic interests.

Christine Rabenold, assistant professor of art, is faculty advisor for the exhibit. For gallery hours or more information, contact Rabenold at 630-637-5543 or Art students at North Central College 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 to learn more.