Eight students are chosen to exhibit their work in Aspiring Artists series

Feb 05, 2015

Art students at North Central College have been chosen to showcase their work, Feb.6 through March 30, at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora as part of Paramount’s Aspiring Artists series.

Titled “People, Places and Things,” the exhibit will feature a variety of media, including oil and acrylic paintings, drawings and photography by eight North Central students and works of art by Nick Freeman and Scott Harding. An opening reception will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

The following students will present their artwork in the exhibit:

•    Meaghan Green: a junior majoring in art and English; acrylic paintings and colored pencil drawing (image below, "Sherwood")
•    Alyssa Hepker: sophomore majoring in art and entrepreneurship; scratchboard drawing and marker drawing
•    Robert Herrera: sophomore majoring in art; oil on paper and oil on canvas
•    Jasmine Hobbs: senior majoring in Japanese, East Asian studies and art; acrylic paint and acrylic paint with tissue paper
•    Alicia Laubsted: senior majoring in mathematics; photographs
•    Gabrielle Magnuson: freshman majoring in studio art; pastel drawings
•    Jessica Pacetti: senior majoring in journalism; acrylic painting and colored pencil drawing
•    Jenna Szerszen: senior majoring in art; acrylic paintings

Each exhibiting student went through a competitive jury process with the College’s art faculty to be selected for this professional exhibit. North Central College encourages student exhibitions as part of its art curriculum, with many classes taught by practicing artists. Exhibiting at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery allows students the opportunity to showcase their work in a commercial environment and gain valuable, real-world experience as they prepare for their careers in art. Most work is for sale. For more information about the Paramount exhibit, visit paramountaurora.com/art-gallery.

Visit northcentralcollege.edu/majors/art to learn more about North Central’s art program.