'Small Worlds' art exhibit opening at North Central

  • Watercolor paintings and ceramic artwork by Ana Zanic are featured in the "Small World" exhibit Jan. 8 through Feb. 16 at North Central College in Naperville.

    Watercolor paintings and ceramic artwork by Ana Zanic are featured in the "Small World" exhibit Jan. 8 through Feb. 16 at North Central College in Naperville. Courtesy of North Central College

  • Ana Zanic's work has been displayed in galleries in Europe and the United States.

    Ana Zanic's work has been displayed in galleries in Europe and the United States. Courtesy North Central College

 
By Susan Evangelou, North Central College submission
Updated 12/28/2011 3:34 PM

Watercolor paintings and ceramic artwork by contemporary visual artist Ana Zanic are featured in the "Small Worlds" exhibit Jan. 8 through Feb. 16 at North Central College.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the college's Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. An artist reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, where guests can meet Zanic. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Zanic holds master of arts and master of fine arts degrees in art education and painting from the University of Zagreb in Croatia and her work has been displayed at galleries in Europe and the United States. Her award-winning work has been featured in the American Art Collector publication. Zanic's subjective paintings explore the introversion of personal feeling and the extroversion of creating art.

"My works are abstract compositions in which the colors and forms create atmospheric spaces of transcendence," Zanic says. "They evolve from a notion, develop through intuition and are evocative rather than descriptive. They are not a depiction of the world but a structure of forms, lines and colors with associative elements. My paintings are greatly involved with subjectivity and emotions and remain 'open' and transformable even when they are finished."

For gallery hours or to learn more about the exhibit, contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central's gallery director, at (630) 637-5375 or nclanhammurray@noctrl.edu.

Art, art history and art education are among more than 55 undergraduate majors offered at North Central College.

For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at (630) 637-7469.