Two Student Artists Showcase Work in Capstone Exhibition

December 6, 2014 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Elmhurst College art majors graduating in February will exhibit their final projects during the Fall Capstone Exhibition, which runs through Saturday, December 13.

The Capstone Exhibition is a high point for every graduating art major. Each student works for the entire term to create a body of work in his or her area of concentration. Then the students plan the exhibition and design their postcard and poster.

Two students will present their work during the exhibition. Patrick Conroy, of Villa Park, used his concentration in ceramics to create a body of work that is organic in appearance and experimental in style. He created several clay sculptures that are hollow and smooth, describing his process as meditative and the glazes he used as experimental. Shannon Phillips, an art business major from West Chicago, designed marketing materials for a movie titled Minocqua. Phillips designed posters, ads and a press kit that includes the movie, trailer, cast list and artist statement. She also created stationery and the logo design for the film company.

The Fall Capstone Art Exhibition will run from Saturday, December 6, through Saturday, December 13, in the Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace, in the 200 block of West Park Avenue in Elmhurst. A public reception will be held on December 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Accelerator ArtSpace is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Both the exhibition and the reception are free and the public is welcome. For more information, call (630) 617-3390.

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