Paintings and sculptures are showcased in Schoenherr Gallery through Dec. 6

Oct 13, 2015

North Central College presents the artwork of painter Ed Herbeck and sculptor Yves Paquette in an exhibit titled “Land up High ...” Oct. 16 through Dec. 6.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Herbeck and Paquette will greet visitors at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16; complimentary refreshments will be served. Call 630-637-5375 for gallery hours; visit for details.

Herbeck’s artwork is a collection of contemporary paintings, drawings, stone/plate lithographs and copperplate etchings. His work is influenced by the out-of-doors; every composition is masterfully created, applying traditional methods and employing archival standards. Herbeck received his M.F.A. in painting at the University of Notre Dame. He has served as senior lecturer at North Central College for some 25 years and works from his studio in freelance art, design and visual concepts.

Paquette uses a wide range of materials in his ever-evolving sculptural installations, which are usually dominated by ceramic objects. For his most recent work, Paquette used combinations of organic and symbolic forms, which take on an iconic quality. Paquette received his M.F.A. from Ohio University. He serves as a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., and has taught sculpture and ceramics at North Central College.

North Central College's 2015-2016 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by Nicor Gas, Advanced Data Technologies, BMO Harris Bank, Savant Capital Management, USG Corporation, Monarch Landing, Naperville Special Events and Cultural Amenities Fund, Illinois Arts Council Agency, DuPage Foundation and Naperville Development Partnership.