Students from 13 local schools will display their original artwork during the 28th annual Kankakee Community College High School Juried Art Exhibition.
“Security Blanket” by Shayna Huff, a senior at Iroquois West High School, at right.
The show is Feb. 21 to March 14 in the lower level art gallery in the Harold and Jean Miner Memorial Library at KCC. Gallery hours are 7:45 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays.
A closing reception, awards presentation and juror’s critique will be held on Tuesday, March 14 from 6-8 p.m. Awards in categories such as Painting, Color Drawing/Design, Photography/electronic imaging and 3-D Design will be revealed at 7:15 p.m. Jurors are the KCC art faculty.
“The High School Art Show is always inspiring,” said Chelise Slowik, a KCC art professor. “Visitors will find the works full of passionate effort and imagination. Our entire community is enriched by these blossoming artists and the gifted teachers who help direct them.”
Applications for the $800 High School Art Exhibit Scholarship are available for all participants in the show. The scholarship can be used for tuition, books and fees at KCC. More information and the application are at www.kcc.edu/scholarships. Application deadline is March 1.
High schools participating in the exhibit are Bishop McNamara Catholic High School, Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School, Central of Clifton High School, Cissna Park High School, Grant Park High School, Herscher High School, Iroquois West High School, Kankakee High School, Manteno High School, Milford High School, Momence High School, Pontiac High School and St. Anne Community High School.
The exhibit is sponsored by KCC's Visual Arts Department.
Kankakee Community College is an accredited two-year college which awards
associate degrees and certificates of completion. KCC prepares students both to
transfer to four-year colleges and to enter the workforce. The college also
offers continuing education courses and certification training, literacy
programs, English as a Second Language and GED preparation. The KCC mission is
“Enhancing quality of life through learning.” The college has a Riverfront
Campus in Kankakee, South Extension Center in Watseka, North Extension Center in
Bradley and Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center in Kankakee.