Seton Academy seniors Courtney Kent and Mariah Cole work on art projects under the guidance of teacher Jen Gwiazda (center). The school will take part in the South Suburban College Art Exhibition during February. | Supplied photo
Updated: March 10, 2014 6:09AM
The art and design department of South Suburban College is showcasing its 19th annual Regional High School Student Art Exhibit through Feb. 28, and the event closes that day with an art festival, according to a press release from South Suburban College.
The public is invited to both the exhibit and the festival free of charge, the release said.
The exhibition includes work from 21 high school districts from Illinois and Indiana. About 300 pieces of student artwork are on display in the galleries and display cases of the art and design department at SSC’s main campus, 15800 S. State St., the release said.
High school art faculty will be displaying their works concurrently at the biannual High School Faculty Exhibit in the Lee E. Dulgar Gallery, the release said.
For the festival, the teachers and students will participate in a visiting artist lecture, a gallery crawl reception and demonstrations in various art studios.
The festival day begins in the Performing Arts Center at 10 a.m. with opening remarks, followed by a lecture from visiting guest artist Jason Brammer, a Chicago artist represented by Linda Warren Gallery, who will give a PowerPoint presentation of his artwork and life experiences in the art world.
Special remarks will be given by Jessica Segal, director of Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights and the juror of this year’s high school art exhibition. An awards presentation for the high school students’ artwork will follow, and two art merit scholarships from the offices of the president and vice president of academic services of South Suburban College will be presented.
Afternoon activities include a gallery reception crawl for the high school students with Brammer, who will be touring the exhibit and offering his comments. The SSC art faculty will conduct demonstrations in the digital graphic arts studio, painting studio and ceramics studio, and bronze casting in the Sculpture Atelier.
The Dorothea Thiel and Photo-Four Galleries are in the art and design studio complex on the fourth floor. The Lee E. Dulgar Gallery is on the first floor.
Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The galleries are closed on weekends and college holidays.
For more information, contact art and design department chair Jack Kirkpatrick at (708) 596-2000, Ext. 2445.