Student exhibit features digital illustrations, paintings, drawings, photography and more

Oct 01, 2014

Students in North Central College’s Digital Media Club will host a group art exhibit, titled “The Movement Exhibition,” Oct. 2-Nov. 2.

The free exhibit will showcase a variety of media, including digital illustrations, animations, paintings, drawings, photography and more. Open to the public, the exhibit will be on display Oct. 2 through Nov. 2 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Meet the artists during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

The Digital Media Club is a new student-run organization, created to help develop professional skills and increase opportunities and collaboration among its members. “We wanted to give more types of artists the chance to showcase their work,” says junior Annie Dipert, an executive board member of the club.

“We thought the theme of our exhibition—movement—was relevant to the time of year, with school starting, things changing and everyone transitioning into a new school year. The artwork featured in the exhibition will reflect this change,” Dipert says.

Student exhibitors include:
•    Marcelo Cajas, an international student from Ecuador, majoring in interactive media studies
•    Liz Composto of Bloomington, a senior majoring in interactive media studies
•    Alex Deeter of Plainfield, a senior majoring in interactive media studies and art
•    Annie Dipert of Charlevoix, Mich., a junior majoring in interactive media studies
•    Kate Emricson of Woodstock, a senior majoring in interactive media studies
•    Connor Grace of Wheaton, a sophomore majoring in interactive media studies
•    Mike Perez of Franklin Park, a senior majoring in art and interactive media studies
•    Sarah Sargent of Naperville, a senior majoring in interactive media studies
•    Becca Scurto of Round Lake Beach, a senior majoring in interactive media studies
•    Kathy Tarchala of Winfield, a senior majoring in art and psychology
•    Oksana Tupikov of Mundelein, a freshman majoring in management
•    Rebeka Wermeling of Elmhurst, a sophomore majoring in biology

Christine Rabenold, associate professor of art, is faculty advisor for the exhibit. For more information about the exhibit or gallery hours, 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 about North Central’s art program and click here to learn about interactive media studies at the College.