Elmhurst School District 205 Art Faculty to Exhibit Their Work

January 13, 2015 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Elmhurst College will showcase the work of select art faculty who teach in Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205, during an exhibition that runs until January 24.

The District 205 Art Faculty Exhibition begins on January 13 in Elmhurst College’s Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace. The exhibition highlights the work of eight artists who teach in the district’s schools, from the elementary level through high school.

The artists are highly regarded in the Elmhurst community as the instructors and mentors of current students. The exhibition, which will feature art in a variety of media, styles and techniques, provides these dedicated teachers with the opportunity to shine as artists in their own right. A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, January 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

This is Elmhurst College’s third exhibition of works by District 205 art faculty. “Exhibitions of art by members of the art faculty from District 205 have become bi-annual events in the Elmhurst College exhibition schedule,” said Suellen Rocca, director of exhibits at Elmhurst College. “We are pleased to be able to support arts in education in this meaningful way.”

The featured artists include:

  • Jeune Winchester (mixed media), Bryan Middle School
  • Tom Wolfe (graphite drawings, mixed media), York High School
  • Kelsey Manning (photography), York High School
  • Renee Kuharchuk (painting), York High School
  • Kathryn Bernahl (painting), Lincoln Elementary
  • Teresa Neigel (felt constructions), Edison and Field elementaries
  • Tom Walker (ceramics), Emerson Elementary
  • Laura Calderisi (ceramics), Fischer Elementary

The District 205 Art Faculty Exhibition runs from January 13 to January 24. The exhibition and January 16 reception are free and open to the public. During the show, the Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 p.m. The Accelerator ArtSpace is in the 200 block of West Park Avenue, just behind the College’s Mill Theatre.

The District 205 Art Faculty Exhibition is one of roughly a dozen shows that Elmhurst College will present this academic year in three different on-campus venues. Elmhurst College takes pride in its exhibits, as well as its unparalleled collection of Chicago Imagist and Abstractionist art, on display in the A.C. Buehler Library. For more information, please contact Suellen Rocca at (630) 617-6110 or srocca@elmhurst.edu.

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