2009 Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition

The 2009 Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate the creative work of emerging artists and to get a glimpse of the extraordinary talent in the region. Selected works by art students currently enrolled in Illinois community colleges will be on display in the GSU Visual Arts Gallery from March 11 through April 3.

Exhibiting artists include students from Heartland Community College, Illinois Central College, John A. Logan College, John Wood Community College, Joliet Junior College, Kankakee Community College, Kishwaukee College, Lewis & Clark Community College, Lincoln Land Community College, McHenry County College, Morton Community College, Oakton Community College, Parkland Community College, Prairie State College, South Suburban College, Triton College, and Waubonsee Community College.

A closing reception to celebrate the show and the artists and present merit awards is on Friday, April 3, from 1 to 3 p.m., in E-Lounge. Juror Jeremy Biles, of the Chicago Artists' Coalition, will announce the award winners. This exhibition and reception is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

About the Juror
Jeremy Biles is a writer and educator based in Chicago, and holds a PhD from the University of Chicago. He has taught philosophy, religion, and art courses at area institutions, including the University of Chicago and DePaul University. He is currently an instructor and graduate student adviser at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is also the editor of Prompt, a journal of visual art. His writings have appeared in such places as the Journal of Religion, Janus Head, the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, and in exhibition catalogues for the Hyde Park Art Center, where he curated the “Zounds” show in 2003. He is the author of the book Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form (Fordham University Press, 2007).

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