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Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art

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Vision of a Strange and Beautiful Future, mixed media on canvas by Katrina Davis-Salazar

Katrina Davis-Salazar
Liminal Spaces

Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art
August 19 to September 22, 2022
Reception: Friday, August 26, 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Artist Katrina Davis-Salazar, is a mixed-media, mixed-Latinx artist who lives in Lake County. She is the daughter of a white father from Central Illinois and a Mexican immigrant mother, 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”. She has also witnessed liminality in others. 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 at the College of Lake County, Katrina Davis-Salazar is the Community Art and Engagement Coordinator for the college, conducting creative workshops to bring equity to Lake County. Don’t miss the engaging work of this celebrated artist.

Photo inset: Vision of a Strange and Beautiful Future, mixed media on canvas by Katrina Davis-Salazar

Contact Us


  • 19351 W. Washington Street,
    Grayslake, IL 60030
  • Communication Arts Division
  • Phone: (847) 543-2040

Gallery Hours

  • Monday to Thursday
    8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Hours vary during college breaks

About the Gallery

The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art is a major cultural resource for artists and Lake County residents alike. Established by the College of Lake County Foundation in 1981, the mission of the gallery is to promote understanding and the appreciation of the arts within the College of Lake County campuses and in the surrounding communities through exhibitions that contribute to education and cultural enrichment while engaging the college community in learning opportunities and supporting cultural and artistic diversity.

Exhibitions

The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art presents multiple exhibits throughout the year, three of which feature Lake County artists. The fall season features Recent Works, a juried competition for area artists with cash awards and purchase prizes. January offers a group exhibit open to all Artist Members of the gallery. The CLC Student Art Competition in the spring provides a venue for college art students to professionally display and possibly sell their works. Other exhibits throughout the year include critically acclaimed artists whose diverse expressions create the opportunity to broaden and perhaps even challenge the community at large.

Membership

The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art is funded in part through Friends of the Gallery memberships. A $30 membership is valid for one year. Donations beyond your $30 membership are welcome and are tax deductible.

Membership Benefits

  • Invitation to exhibit in our Members Exhibition
  • Discount on Recent Works Entry
  • Invitations to Opening Night Gallery Receptions

Membership Registration

To become a member, you can register online or download the Friends of the Gallery Membership form (PDF), and mail this along with your payment to:

  • Wright Gallery Membership
  • College of Lake County
  • 19351 West Washington Street
  • Grayslake, IL 60030

Upcoming Exhibitions

Collection

The permanent collection of the college numbers over 800 works from not only significant Illinois artists, but also nationally and internationally recognized artists. The collection reflects a diverse range in media and style and is displayed throughout the Grayslake, Lakeshore and Southlake Campuses. Large, outdoor sculptures grace the grounds of the Grayslake campus.



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