Woodlands Academy Hosts "Women in the Arts" in March

  • Works by New York-based artist Siobhan McBride will be among those on display at Woodlands Academy March 4-22 as part of the 2019 Women in the Arts program at the all-girls college-preparatory high school in Lake Forest. Woodlands Academy

    Works by New York-based artist Siobhan McBride will be among those on display at Woodlands Academy March 4-22 as part of the 2019 Women in the Arts program at the all-girls college-preparatory high school in Lake Forest. Woodlands Academy

 
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Updated 3/6/2019 10:53 AM

Works by artist Siobhan McBride and photographer Clarissa Bonet will be on exhibit at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart March 4-22 as part of the 2019 Women in the Arts program, which also will include a presentation by each of them.

McBride will present an "artist talk" at the all-girls college prep high school, 760 East Westleigh Road, Lake Forest, Friday, March 8. Bonet will spend the day with photography students and present a program to all art students on Wednesday, March 20. These midday presentations are open to the general public free of charge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Photographs by Chicago-based Bonet are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Southeast Museum of Photography, Haggerty Museum of Art, University Club Chicago, and the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. In addition, Bonet's work has been published in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, CNN Photo, Chicago Magazine, Harpers Bizarre, The Eye of Photography, Photo District News, and many other national and international publications. She has a master's degree in photography from Columbia College in Chicago.

McBride, a New York-based painter, has won numerous awards including the Alexander Rutsch Award for Painting and the prestigious Yaddo artists residency. Her work has been included in many group and solo exhibitions. McBride's latest solo exhibition, Four Hour Fortune Cookie, was in 2017 at the University of Maine Museum. She has a master's degree in art from the University of Pennsylvania.

Women in the Arts has been a Woodlands Academy tradition since 2005, when parents of two alumnae offered to sponsor exhibits by two visiting artists. In addition to the exhibits, each visiting artist made a presentation to students taking studio art and photography. Because this initial event was so well received by the visiting artists and Woodlands students alike, the donors offered to make Women in the Arts an annual event.

For more information, visit www.woodlandsacademy,org.

Founded in 1858, Woodlands Academy is an independent Catholic college preparatory day and boarding high school for young women, and part of a worldwide network of Sacred Heart Schools that spans 19 cities in the United States and 44 countries around the world. A nonprofit, Woodlands Academy's identity is rooted in Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat's desire to inspire young hearts and minds to excel, to lead lives of integrity and to serve. For more information about Woodlands Academy, please visit www.woodlandsacademy.org

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