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April 13: 31st Annual CLC Student Art Competition opens in the gallery

Susan Schneider's work "Tranquil water," an oil on panel, part of the 31st Annual Student Art Competition exhibit at CLC.

Susan Schneider's work "Tranquil water," an oil on panel, part of the 31st Annual Student Art Competition exhibit at CLC.

A juried exhibit by current College of Lake County art students, featuring painting, drawing, computer graphics, photography, ceramics, jewelry, digital media and sculpture, will open April 13 at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art on the Grayslake campus. The exhibit will be on display through May 12.

At the opening reception on Friday, April 13, CLC will award approximately $1,200 in cash prizes and purchase awards. In addition, the Lake County Art League will present two $500 scholarships.

The reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. It is free and open to the public and will include refreshments and musical entertainment by the Mojo Daddies, a group that and plays rock and roll, blues and pop. Rob Twardock, CLC engineering professor, is a member of the band.

Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients, whose work will be included in the exhibit. Kenneth Greenberg (Mundelein) won a $500 LCAL Scholarship for his tri-tone digital photograph, “Devon & California – Bus Stop.” Kelsey Moore (Mundelein) won the $500 Phoebe Boyd Scholarship for an untitled oil painting. The two winners of $50 LCAL Merit Awards are Tomiko Ferdman (Libertyville) for a porcelain piece, “In Tune with Shino” and Keiko Johnson (Old Mill Creek) for “Fifteen,” an oil on canvas.

Patrons should enter through the C Wing and proceed toward the Library/Learning Resource Center. For further information about the gallery, call curator Steve Jones at (847) 543-2240 or visit http://gallery.clcillinois.edu. The gallery is free and open to the public. Hours for the exhibit are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art on the Grayslake campus is a project of the College of Lake County Foundation and is located at 19351 W. Washington St. Established by the CLC Foundation in 1981, the gallery is committed to displaying the works of Illinois artists and increasing the visibility of nationally known artists in Lake County. The gallery promotes tours and educational programs in conjunction with its exhibitions. For more information, contact curator Steve Jones at (847) 543-2240 or at sjones@clcillinois.edu. Or visit http://gallery.clcillinois.edu.

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