The artwork of 15 students at North Central College will be showcased at the Paramount Theatre Art Gallery in Aurora as part of the 2016 Paramount Grand Gallery. The free exhibit will be on display through March 28.
Students and pieces of artwork were selected by North Central College Associate Professor of Art Barry Skurkis, who works with the curator of the gallery. The diverse collection includes 29 pieces of art created with mixed media, oils, acrylic on canvas, wood, tar, watercolor and more.
Meaghan Green, one of the student artists chosen to participate in the professional exhibit, said, “I’m proud to say that it’s one of our larger shows … quite a few of my peers took advantage of this opportunity.” A senior from Naperville, Green is majoring in studio art and English writing and has two pieces in oil paint on display.
The 15 artists, including titles of their work and medium, are:
• Elizabeth Alvarado, a freshman from Elgin, majoring in interactive media studies/graphic arts—“Arches” and “Chameleon” in acrylic
• Katie Bretz, a senior from Arlington Heights, majoring in interactive media studies/graphic arts—“Explosions” in watercolor
• Lauren Denler, a senior from Homer Glen, majoring in studio art—“Pollutions” in wood, tar and stain
• Giovanna Diaz Fabiani, a junior from Aurora, majoring in sociology and studio art—“Repetition Minus Time” in ink, “A Town Borealis: 365 Sunrises & Sunsets” in watercolor and ink
• Marguerite Ernst, a sophomore from Plainfield, majoring in biology—“Drac Nouveau” in marker, “Alligator at Twilight” in acrylic
• Kelly Mayumi Fukuhara, a junior from Japan —“Cups and Tomato” in Acrylic, “Castle in Colorful” in Acrylic, “Lighthouse” in Acrylic
• Meaghan Green, a senior from Naperville, majoring in studio art and English writing—“Anna,” “Sherwood” and “Traditional Still Life” in oil paint
• Alyssa Hepker, a junior from Sycamore, majoring in studio art and marketing—“James” in marker
• Robert Herrera, a junior from Aurora, majoring in interactive media studies/media technology—“Rust” in oil on masonite
• Kandace Huebner, a junior from Naperville, majoring in psychology and theatre—“Midnight Waltz” and “Blosson” in acrylic
• Natalie Kremer, a freshman from Bartlett, majoring in studio art—“Bird’s Nest” in ink, “Zen” in colored pencil, “Living Room” in watercolor (photo, below)
• Isabella Moreti, a freshman majoring in studio art—“Tiny Breathes” in acrylics, “Creation” in white pencil
• Grace Morris, a senior from Wausau, Wis., majoring in studio art—“TAM-LIN 6” and “TAM-LIN 7” in Photoshop print
• Victoria Rojas, a freshman from Carol Stream, majoring in English studies—“Starry Night over Chicago,” “Roses” and “Touch Me” in acrylic
• Isaiah Thompson, a sophomore from Bloomington, majoring in studio art—“Pride” and “Walk on the Path” in oil paint
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 northcentralcollege.edu/majors/art to learn more about North Central’s art program.
Photo, right: "Living Room" by Natalie Kremer ’19