Secondary Education

Two students are featured artists in March 13-April 4 exhibit

Mar 13, 2013

Artwork of two North Central College students is featured in a spring exhibit titled “Altered Words.”  

“Altered Words” includes paintings, ink drawings, ceramics and mixed media artwork created by senior Kate Pauley and junior Ariel Hodge. The free exhibit runs March 13 through April 4 in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. An artist reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 28; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Both student artists are residents of North Aurora, graduates of Aurora West High School and transfer students to North Central from Waubonsee Community College.

Pauley is majoring in studio art and minoring in art history. For her collection in the exhibit, she explored works of literature from the classics to science fiction in her paintings, ink drawings and ceramics, adding textual elements and manipulating the paints she used. “All my art has a whimsical element embedded within each subject, making this the common thread connecting all my art,” she says.

Hodge is majoring in art education and minoring in secondary education. She enjoys experimenting in new materials and different mediums like clay, ink and paint, but focused on mixed media for “Altered Words.” Much of her material involves the alteration or repurposing of books. “Many of the pieces deal with nature and depict something relating to trees … as a reminder to the viewer of what it once was,” Hodge says.

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.