Le Nouveau Cirque
University Park, Illinois - The Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University is pleased to present new printmaking work from “Le Nouveau Cirque” the thesis exhibition of Graduate student, Diana Lynch. The exhibit will be on display from May 1st through May 7th 2011 with a public reception on May, 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. These events are free and open to the public.
In “Le Nouveau Cirque,” a series of hand made prints primarily done through woodcut, lithograph and screen print Diana Lynch explores the female performers of traditional and contemporary circus. In a character driven approach, she shows the strong nature of sisterhood, performance outlet and beauty.
A South Suburban Chicago artist who had shown both locally and internationally, Diana Lynch holds a Bachelor of Art Degree from Northern Illinois University and Master of Art Degree from Governors State University. As an intern at Fugscreen Studios in Wicker Park, IL she has worked along side many Chicago printmakers giving her experience working in a print shop. Diana Lynch is a resident of Orland Park and the oil painting instructor at the Orland Park Cultural Center she is the Art School Coordinator at Tall Grass Art Associations and is actively involved in the South Suburban art community.
A Face in the Crowd
University Park, Illinois - The Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University is pleased to present new ceramic sculptures the thesis exhibition of Graduate student, B.S. Farris. The exhibit will be on display from April 25 through April 29, 2011 with a public reception on April 29 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
“A Face in the Crowd” is a visual diary of ceramic busts portraits both of famous and lesser know artists. Most of the greatest artists that B.S Farris looks up to are no longer living, so she is doing this series to bring herself closer to them. She finds that people tend to separate the artists from the artwork and in her series she is trying to find out who they are.
An award winning artist from Indiana who had shown locally, B.S Farris holds a Bachelor of Art Degree and a minor in Art History from Indiana University and holds a Master of Art Degree from Governors State University. She is the gallery coordinator and a board member for two years at 119th Street Gallery in Whiting, IN. B.S Farris is currently a board member for the group 18 Artist an online art gallery.
Congratulations to the award winners at the GSU All Student Show:
Peoples Choice Award: Nicole Dudik- Growth
Honorable Mention: Abdullah Fadhli „Eman Al-Obaidi‚s Struggle and „The Disposable
3rd Place: Becki Moffett-Moore, „Block Heads and „Tea Pot With Legs
2nd Place: Allen Moore, „St. Whiskey Walker and „The Halcyon Epilogue
1st Place: Jason Knade, „Cyclicity (see the trailer for this film here: http://www.jasonknade.com/cyclicity/ )