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Elmhurst College opens Spring Student Exhibition

Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 3:50 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:19 a.m. CDT
(Bill Ackerman)
Lisa Roedger (from left), of Wheaton; Barbara Pampenella, of Lombard; Chris Dapkus, of Wheaton; and Suellen Rocca, Curator/Director of Exhibitions at Elmhurst College's Department of Art, chat during an artists' reception for the college's juried Spring Student Exhibition on Wednesday. Dapkus' watercolor, "Cubism Study 1," was given the first-place award in the exhibit. Bill Ackerman – backerman@shawmedia.com

ELMHURST — The Elmhurst College Department of Art's annual Spring Student Exhibition will be a juried event for a second year, with art students displaying work in all media, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design and digital art.

Artist Christopher Cannon, who teaches at the College of DuPage and the Illinois Institute of Art, will serve as the distinguished juror for the exhibition, which began on Monday. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, first place and second place.

"Our first juried student exhibition was a great success, and I am looking forward to seeing the work that is selected for this show," said Suellen Rocca, curator and director of exhibitions at Elmhurst College.

Cannon's academic degrees are in printmaking, but his expertise is in screen printing. Cannon exhibits his work nationally and internationally at galleries, universities and alternative art spaces. Several of his works are included in permanent and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Elmhurst College hosts about 12 art shows each year in three campus venues. In addition, the College's A.C. Buehler Library permanently houses the College's collection of Chicago Imagist and Abstractionist Art, which explores the vibrant crafted works of Chicago artists between 1950 and the present.

The Juried Spring Student Exhibition runs through Thursday in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. It is free and open to the public days and evenings.

For more information, call 630-617-3390.

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