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Gallery to host “Liminal Space,” an exhibition of instructor’s art

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Aug 18, 2022

The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at College of Lake County (CLC) invites everyone to come and see “Liminal Space,” a new gallery exhibit featuring work from CLC Community Art and Engagement Coordinator and instructor Katrina Davis-Salazar. 

Artwork from "Liminal Space"The exhibit runs from Friday, Aug. 19 through Thursday, Sept. 22. The reception will be held at the Grayslake Campus on Friday, Aug. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. 

Davis-Salazar is a mixed-media and mixed-Latinx artist. The daughter of a white father from Central Illinois and a Mexican immigrant mother, she lives in a neurodiverse household and has experienced repeated jolts of trauma and healing. As such, she resides in the liminal space between “the same” and “the other.” 

This uncomfortable area in the margins begs to be visually recorded with the struggle and stealth of Davis-Salazar as communicator. Her double-voiced identity inspires imagery that is at once funny, uneasy and delicate. She hopes her narrative work comforts the ill-at-ease and informs the comfortable. Davis-Salazar’s empathetic pieces are thickly textured and layered with acrylic, watercolor, charcoal and fabric, on wood, paper and canvas. 

In addition to teaching fine art, Davis-Salazar leads creative workshops at CLC’s Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan. 

“While assembling Katrina's work for ‘Liminal Spaces,’ I was overcome with a powerful, emotional force,” said Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art Curator Ann Rintz. “This energy cannot be felt in a virtual situation. Magic happens when art is sincere and flows from the artist's head to the heart and out of the creative hand. Katrina's art is as honest and human as it gets. The experience of this encounter is why I am fortunate to be the curator at CLC.” 

The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art is open Monday through Thursday from 8 to 9 p.m., Friday from 8 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery at 847-543-2240 or, or visit

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.