Drawings by Lindsay Olson support work of everyday heroes in law enforcement

Feb 11, 2014

North Central College will showcase works by artist Lindsay Olson in the exhibit “Tools of the Trade: A Resident’s View of Law Enforcement” March 7 through April 20.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 7; complimentary refreshments will be served.

As the artist-in-residence at the Oak Park Police Department from 2008 to 2012, Olson created conceptual drawings based on the challenges and tools of law enforcement from a citizen’s perspective. The purpose of the work is to understand the everyday challenges faced by law enforcement professionals and create artwork in support of those everyday heroes. Olson shares the drawings with communities so citizens can better understand and appreciate the efforts of these hard-working professionals and support their mission to serve and protect.

A longtime resident of Oak Park, Olson began her career as a fashion designer and returned to school to study fine arts at Columbia College Chicago where she teaches part time. She has been making art for more than 15 years and enjoys using her skills to illuminate what others might overlook. For more information about Olson visit  

For gallery hours or to learn more about the exhibit, contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at 630-637-5375 or  

North Central College’s 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by USG Corporation and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Season supporters include BMO Harris, Bulley & Andrews, Casa by Charleston, Grant Thornton, J.P. Morgan, Main Street Promenade, Marquette Properties, Nicor Gas, Ryan Hill Realty, Turner Construction Company, U.S. Bank Private Client Reserve and Water Street Development.