Skyway Juried exhibit at Oakton showcases students' art
Oakton Community College's Koehnline Museum of Art will celebrate student art beginning Sunday, March 25.
The public is invited to a free opening reception for the 2018 Skyway Juried Art Exhibition, which includes an introduction of participating artists from Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference institutions and an awards presentation from 1 to 3 p.m.
The exhibition runs through Friday, April 27.
"Oakton is pleased to host the 2018 Skyway art competition and exhibit in 2018," says Student Life Coordinator Krissie Harris. "There are 52 works of art on display representing the eight Skyway Conference institutions."
Participating colleges include Oakton, College of Lake County, Elgin Community College, McHenry County College, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, Prairie State College and Waubonsee Community College. The pieces on display showcase a variety of media, including paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics and digital art.
"This exhibition is a unique opportunity for the public to view dedicated works of art by students from several Illinois community colleges," said Nathan Harpaz, museum manager and curator. "The pieces on display were selected out of hundreds by professional jurors. These works will serve as a great source for admiration and inspiration."
Jurors for the exhibition include Mark McKernin and Brian Malnassy. McKernin has exhibited nationally and internationally and served as the chair of the art department at Northeastern Illinois University for more than a decade. Malnassy is the gallery director and curator for the Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago.
The Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more details, call (847) 635-2633 or visit www.oakton.edu/museum.