Tuesday, November 16, 2010


A Fusion of South Suburban Arts

University Park, IL, November 12,2010˜Governors State University is pleased to present Fusion, recent work by senior graduate candidates in the visual arts program. The rich collection of innovative ceramics, paintings, photographs, and prints will be on display in Community Christian Church‚s main street gallery in historic downtown Lemont from November 19th through December 9th.

Fusion showcases a cross-section of the South Suburban and Chicagoland art communities. Artists and curators include Thomas Bass of Shorewood, Richard Cammarata of Chicago, Wayon Collins of Homewood, Sara Freidman of Tinley Park, Barbara Lipkin of Naperville, Diana Lynch of Orland Park, Brooke Nicholson of New Lenox, Jaclyn Reidy of Orland Park, Candace Schutt of Worth, and Lori White of Frankfort.

Come and meet the artists and curators at their opening on November 19th, from 6-8 p.m. Stop by, shop for holiday gifts, and speak with the artists during Lemont‚s Hometown Holiday event on December 4th from 2 until 6 p.m. Then come back to learn more about your favorite artists on our lecture days, December 2nd & 9th, from 7:30 to 10:20 p.m. The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public.

Fusion is an inaugural exhibition for Community Christian Church‚s gorgeous 102 Stephan Street space in Lemont, IL. Gallery hours are by appointment outside of scheduled events. For more information, please call Heather Page at (708) 534-4017, or email her at h-page@govst.edu. For more information on the location, exhibition, the participants, and the lecture schedule, please visit http://gsuart.blogspot.com/. This exhibition has been made possible by the generous donation of Community Christian Church.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Folk Arts Show

GSU faculty members, Dr. Jane Hudak and Dr. Arthur Bourgeois of CAS, are curators of Americana: Folk Arts Art and Decorative Objects from Private Collections, a major show at Tall Grass Arts Association in Park Forest. The show runs through November 28.

The exhibit features art produced by and for the common person and includes a number of works from private collections. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Photos provided by Veronica Cook

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Research Gallery 12 Hosts KCC Artwork

Research Gallery 12 is again hosting artwork from one of Governor State University's neighboring community College. This exhibition "Terra Textures Cotta Conceptions‏" features artwork from Kankakee Community College's current three-dimensional design students who were each tasked with creating a series of low relief ceramic tiles examining texture and transformation. Artists represented include Steven Bauman, Brandon Cosclasure, Belal Degedeh, Emily Elliott, Kevin Girard, Amber Gocken, Kurt Kadow, Annie Littrell, Bailey Maricle, Scott McArthur, Joyce Nagel, Payne Matthew, Kimberly Roggendorf, and Marlowe Whitlow.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Research Gallery 12 hosts PSC class artwork

Research Gallery 12 in the Governors State University Library is pleased to host a selection of artwork by students of Prairie State College. The assignment for a 3D design class was given in order to encourage students to explore relief sculpture. An altered LP album jacket determined the format. Students could use the original cover art as a starting point or ignore it all together. The sculpture could not exceed 1 inch in depth.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Collaborative Arts Guild - Union Street Gallery

Governors State University (GSU) connects with Collaborative Arts Guild (CAG)

University Park, IL—Governors State University connects with the south suburban Collaborative Arts Guild through its Art on Campus program.

From January 25, 2010 through March 31, 2010 the campus’ main entrance Atrium Gallery and the Upstairs Gallery at the Center for the Performing Arts will feature the paintings, photography, and poetry of seven members of the CAG.

The Collaborative Arts Guild is part of Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL and provides area artists a platform to develop their creativity, exhibit their art, and conduct business as professional artists.

The Art on Campus program was initiated to celebrate the installation of GSU’s president Dr. Elaine Maimon, and to enhance campus life for students, staff and visitors. While featuring the artwork of GSU’s students and special art programs, such as ARTSfest, is the central focus of the program, this connection with the CAG and Union Street Gallery is in keeping with GSU’s commitment to reaching out to the surrounding community.

The exhibit represents diverse artistic styles of the participating artists: abstract, representational nature and landscape paintings, digital photography, and mixed media collage. The colorful range of work was organized by Michéle P. Owens and curated by Jeff Stevenson. A number of CAG members have been students in GSU’s art program.

For more information about the Union Street Gallery and the Collaborative Arts Guild contact Union Street Gallery 708-754-2601 – 1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 email: unionstreetart@sbcglobal.net

Atrium Walls - photos and dimensions - for exhibition proposals

The Atrium Gallery at Governors State University has 14 permanent wall anchors to display artwork. Direct sunlight fills the space and will shine directly on artwork so work prone to fading and delicate work should not be submitted.

This is a public space open to staff, students, and visitors so only artwork appropriate for general audiences will be considered.

All measurements are in inches.

Atrium Wall 1: the first wall section on your left upon entering GSU's main entrance.

Atrium Wall 2: along the same wall as 1 on the opposite side of the GSU History display.

Atrium Walls 3 and 4: two sections of wall space on your right as you enter GSU's main entrance.

Atrium Walls 1 through 4 have similar measurements because they feature a bench below and a light fixture above. The space between the bench and the lights is 54h. All wall anchors are permanent and are at 36h from the bench.

The 3 anchors on walls 1 and 2 are 48 inches apart.

The 4 anchors on wall 3 are 60 inches apart.

The 2 anchors on wall 4 are also 60 inches apart.

Wall sections 5 and 6 do not have a bench or light fixture so they are 84h and have a wall anchor centered on 120w wall space.