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KCC art on display at NIU

Date: 2/7/2017

​Ten works by KCC faculty and students have been selected for a new art exhibition at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

KCC is represented in the show by faculty members Jean Janssen, “Lillies,” oil on linen; and Chelise Slowik, “Bound by Revolution,” encaustic on wood

The KCC students and their works are:

Pat Cheffer of Kankakee, “Bring Home the Coke,” at left, acrylic on cardboard.

Yolanda Hernandez of St. Anne, “To Dream with Venus,” Ink on Paper; and “Flower Display,” at right, White Charcoal on Black Paper.

Christen Huss of Bradley, “Spinal Masquerade,” oil on canvas; and “Alluring Huntress,” ink on paper.

Jeanne Monahan of Bourbonnais, “Bittersweet,” acrylic on canvas.

Katharine Raspolich of Kankakee, “Frosted Pods,” acrylic on illustration board.

Christian Thompson of Peotone, “Connectome,” at left, color pencil on paper.

Including KCC, the show features the professional artwork of faculty from 17 Illinois community colleges; plus a juried competition of artwork from students at 18 community colleges.

The exhibit is split between two locations:  The Holmes Student Center main floor gallery at NIU, and Gallery 215 in DeKalb. The show runs until Feb. 24. It is open to the public at the Holmes Center, Sunday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and at Gallery 215 on Thursday, February 17, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 10 at Gallery 215, 215 N. Fourth St. in DeKalb.

Admission is free and open to the public.

KCC offers more than 20 art courses, including studio classes in drawing, figure drawing, three dimensional design and painting. The college has two transfer degrees related to art, an Associate in Arts with a plan of study focused on visual arts and an Associate in Fine Arts in Art, which focuses on studio arts. The programs offer the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in art or fine arts.

For more information on KCC art programs and courses, contact Jean Janssen at 815-802-8719 or email



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.


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Kari Nugent
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