Hale Ekinci, North Central College assistant professor of art and media studies, was chosen the Illinois Artist of the Month for October by “I Like Illinois” and featured in an online interview here. The I Like Illinois website shares the many good things about the state, including its talented artists.
Ekinci also presented her new textile installation in a month-long exhibit titled “Em(body) Exhibition.” Her work, along with 25 artists, was on display from Oct. 15-Nov. 13 in the Uptown Arts Center Gallery at Preston Bradley Center in Chicago. Click here to view some images of her work.
From Sept. 15-Oct. 15, the Harold Washington Library Center featured a solo exhibit of Ekinci’s artwork as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. She presented pieces from her exhibit “Symbolic Habitats.” Her work, she says, “explores the absurd yet serious, traditional but whimsical, complex and simple narratives of the human condition; particularly regarding tribes of people connected by culture, tradition and language.” In this exhibit, she focused on the Mayan culture in Guatemala.
Ekinci also was a participating artist in the North Central College Community Show on exhibit in Oesterle Library Gallery through Dec. 1. She displayed her video “Almanci Bride.”