CLC Art Gallery announces 2012-13 exhibit schedule
Eight diverse art exhibitions of ceramics, prints, collages, paintings and more are planned for the 2012-13 season at the College of Lake County Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art. All events are free and open to the public. The gallery will present the following exhibits in the coming year, and opening receptions with food and entertainment are planned on Fridays from 7-9 p.m. for most exhibits. All receptions and exhibits are free and open to the public.
July 9 to Aug. 10: Joe Price: Serigraphs. California printmaker Joe Price, who originally exhibited at CLC in 2003, recently donated a large body of serigraphs to the college. The works span his artistic career. Serigraphs are prints made by forcing ink through the open stencil areas of a silkscreen. “Joe Price has taken this relatively simple process to create stunningly realistic images in light and tone,” wrote Steve Jones in the 2003 exhibition catalog. “One of Price’s serigraphs may require 80 or more separate screenings to create its subtle color relationships and extended value ranges.” Price earned a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.A. from Stanford University. Price’s work is included in the collections of more than 20 museums. His prints are included in corporate and private collections throughout the United States. He was a studio art professor at College of San Mateo from 1970 to 1994. His artwork can be viewed at www.mleestonefineprints.com. A reception will not be held.
Aug. 17 to Sept. 23: Nikki Renee Anderson and Joanna Mortreux: Transformative Visions. Chicago artist Nikki Renee Anderson explores the nuances of the feminine experience through ceramic sculptures that incorporate sound. Australian artist Joanna Mortreux paints images of exotic or extinct animals and mixes them up to create strange but familiar creatures. Reception: Friday, Aug. 24, 7-9 p.m.
Sept. 28 to Nov. 4: Recent Works: A Juried Competition. This 32nd annual competition includes all fine art media and is open to all artists who reside or work in Lake County. Approximately $2,000 will be presented in cash prizes and purchase awards for the college’s art collection. Reception: Friday, Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m.
Nov. 9 to Dec. 9: CLC Art Faculty Exhibition. The College of Lake County’s full-time and adjunct fine art faculty will present their works in this triennial exhibition. The show will include paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and digital media. Reception: Friday, Nov. 9, 7-9 p.m.
Jan. 18 to Feb. 24: Members Exhibition. A diverse group show of all fine art media by over 100 Lake County, Illinois artists. Funds from artist memberships support the Robert T. Wright Gallery. Reception: Friday, Jan. 18, 7-9 p.m.
March 1 to April 7: FUSEDChicago: A Group Encaustic Exhibition. The ancient painting medium of encaustic combines hot wax and colored pigments applied to a surface. Fourteen contemporary Chicago area artists will exhibit works that explore new methods and images employing encaustic. Reception: Friday, March 1, 7-9 p.m.
April 12 to May 18: College of Lake County Student Art Competition. A juried exhibit by current art students at CLC featuring: painting, drawing, computer graphics, photography, ceramics, jewelry, digital media and sculpture. Approximately $1,200 will be presented in cash prizes and purchase awards. Also, the Lake County Art League sponsors two $500 scholarships for art students. Reception: Friday, April 12, 7-9 p.m.
May 24 to June 28: Bonnie Peterson & Diane Cooper: Textiles. Houghton, Mich. artist Bonnie Peterson uses embroidery on textiles to communicate provocative environmental and social issues. Chicago artist Diane Cooper displays a Japanese aesthetic in her work. Her constructions employ fiber, leather, wood and bits of society’s detritus. Reception: Friday, May 31, 7-9 p.m.
The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art on the Grayslake campus is a project of the College of Lake County Foundation and is located at 19351 W. Washington St. For further information, contact curator Steve Jones at (847) 543-2240 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit http://gallery.clcillinois.edu/. Exhibit hours vary during college breaks, so call or check the website for current hours.
2012-2013 ARTcetera Calendar
The ARTcetera Gallery Store, adjacent to the Robert T. Wright Gallery, features one-of-a-kind fine arts and crafts by local artisans. In addition to seasonal sales, ARTcetera offers 10 percent off during opening night receptions at the Wright Gallery. Become a Friend of the Gallery Member and receive 10 percent off any ARTcetera items throughout the year. Members receive 20 percent off during receptions and seasonal sales. For more information, call (847) 543-2405, email email@example.com or visit the blog at http://clcartcetera.blogspot.com.
Fall Sale: Oct. 9-10 (Tuesday/Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 10 percent off, 20 percent off for members.
22nd Annual Holiday Art Sale: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1–5 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 10 percent off for Friends of the Gallery Members.
Winter Sale: Dec. 11-12 (Tuesday/Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 10 percent off, 20 percent off for members.)
Valentine’s Day Sale: Feb. 5-6 (Tuesday/Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 10 percent off, 20 percent off for members.
OutPOUR: March 1 to April 17. This special exhibition of unique handcrafted ceramic pouring vessels will include works from more than 50 invited contemporary ceramic artists from around the world. Guest curated by Ben Bates, CLC ceramics program.
Spring Sale: April 30 and May 1 (Tuesday/Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 10 percent off, 20 percent off for members for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduation gifts.