Exhibition Calendar

A calendar of exhibitions at the gallery. All events are free and open to to the public

Gallery of Art to present seven exhibits in 2018-19

CLC's Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art has announced its exhibit calendar for the 2018-19 season. This year’s shows will include Dan and Caroline Anderson’s Warren Mackenzie Collection of pottery, paintings by Roland Kulla and photographs by Erick Rowe and Mark Alan Francis as well as works by artist members of the gallery and CLC art students.

Opening receptions are held from 6-8 p.m., are free and open to the public and include live music and refreshments. Please park in Lot 1 on the north side of campus and enter through the Technology Building entrance (T1). The college is located at 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.

The CLC Gallery of Art will present the following seven exhibits during the 2018-19 academic year:

August 31 – September 29: Anne Bernard-Pattis : Friends Viewed from Space

This project is part of a lifelong effort to bring into view elements of life that the artist finds significant and sustaining, but which also tend to be elusive.

Anne Bernard-Pattis is mindful of the world around her. In the context of mindfulness, “Friends Viewed from Space” is a tribute to a number of her close friends who are too far away. It is a commemorative collection of portraits which evolved from sketches, to observations, to ceramics.

Whatever the medium, portraiture can reveal the importance and the qualities of the sitter. Through portraiture, each friend in this gallery becomes closer, and its existence more enduring. Reception Friday, August 31, 6-8 p.m.

October 5 – November 4: Recent Works: A Juried Competition. The 38th annual competition includes all fine art media and is open to all artists who live or work in Lake County. Approximately $2,000 will be awarded in cash prizes and purchase awards for the college’s art collection. Reception: Friday, October 5, 6-8 p.m.

November 16 – January 11: Chalk Talk

What is reality? How do our realities differ from one another? Do we care to know the truth if there is a truth? Explore Photographs from the Zion-Benton Community traveling exhibit — inspired by documentary photographer Wing Young Huie, which grapples with social issues, race, class, gender, sexuality within the context of a diverse American society. Reception Friday, November 16, 6-8 p.m.

Join us for a Chalk Talk Workshop with Wing Young Huie Monday, November 19, 3:00 p.m. in the gallery.

Chalk Talk is a dynamic workshop where participants explore identity, diversity and reality through an activity used in Huie’s recent work, The University Avenue Project. Huie elicited responses from hundreds of people in intersectional contexts by asking a series of fascinating open-ended questions. The messages that you see on the chalkboards are the responses from the participants in each photograph.

January. 18 - February 15: Members Exhibition. Enjoy a diverse group show composed of all types of fine art, created by Lake County artists who are members of the gallery. Reception: Friday, January 18, 6-8 p.m.

February 22 - March 22: Constructs by artist Hans Habeger

Hans Habeger’s motifs feature the facades of strip malls and big box stores frequently found within the Chicago suburbs. These settings represent a culture of consumerism and convenience in which we live. Habeger finds these subjects in his surroundings visually appealing due to the evidence of time, quality of light, and arrangement of formal design elements contained within them. Reception: Friday Feb 22, 6-8 p.m.

April 12 – May 3: Student Art Competition. A juried exhibit by current CLC art students featuring painting, drawing, computer graphics, photography, ceramics, jewelry, digital media and sculpture. Approximately $1,200 will be presented in cash prizes and purchase awards. The Lake County Art League will sponsor a $500 scholarship. Reception: Friday, April 12, 6-8 p.m.

May 17 – August 9: “and then again...” Sculpture by artists Laurie LeBreton and Gina Lee Robbins.

For each, multiples are both a metaphor and a strategy, As an artistic strategy, they offer an opportunity for experimentation within a structure, for stillness with many variations. As visual strategy, multiples calm a busy eye, with each object informing the others. For both artists, using multiples ultimately creates a sense of ritual and of community in their work. Reception: Friday, May 17, 6-8 p.m.

For more information, call the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts division at (847) 543-2040 or visit http://gallery.clcillinois.edu/. Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Sundays. Hours vary during college breaks and between semesters.