Art Student Exhibition – open walls November 25-December 19, 2009

“The Art-Student Exhibition”

This non juried exhibition aims to give visibility to a wide range of work being created by Illinois art-school students.  It will be an open-walls exhibit with a size limitation of 24″ wide by  30″ high for 2/D work (this is a maximum-the work can be any size smaller.)  3/D work will be accepted, but it can be no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 12″. The exhibit is open to any student enrolled in an art school in Illinois.  The work submitted must be accompanied by a note from a professor attesting that the student artist is indeed enrolled in an art school art class (although the work does not have to be work done in class).  Only one work per art student may be submitted, accompanied by a $25.00 hanging fee.  All work meeting the above requirements will be hung. All work submitted must be brought into the gallery on November 19-21 2009 from 12 noon to 6pm.  No mailed or shipped work will be accepted.            Prizes:  3 winners will be chosen by a panel of art educators. Winners will be featured on our website; and will be invited to share a space at ARC  for a month-long exhibition of their work at a time to be designated in the future.

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Nancy Legner

Show ran from 11/1/2009 to 11/21/2009


“Bizarre Editorials of a Secret World”, acrylic and mixed media

Opening Reception: Friday October 30, from 6-9 pm

Nancy Legner’s mixed media and acrylic paintings are carefully articulated
whimsical fantasies that communicate highly-personal narrative themes. The paintings become editorials influenced by a long-ago secret world of objects, creatures and places. Combining these ‘charming’ vintage qualities, the artist creates a bizarre and humorous surrealistic twist. Legner’s works may remind one of a juicy romance novel, a playful children’s story or expose tales of a private life.

Forrest Solis

Show ran from 11/1/2009 to 11/21/2009


Forrest Solis “Playthings” Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday October 30, from 6-9 pm

Forrest Solis describes her work: I am a perceptual painter, pushing perception to its’ limits by exploring the idea that reality is rich with untapped flexibility. Using mirrors I fragment the picture plane, creating a psychological time and space, formed of fragmented childhood memories and adult desires. These images are grounded in reality and yet not quite real. Through transformations, reversals and inversions my work plays with ideas of representation, breaking down our understanding of the real and the copy.

Forrest Solis will be giving a talk at 5pm before the opening on 10/30:”Playthings: Exploration of the Uncanny”

Chiyeko Yuki

Show ran from 11/1/2009 to 11/21/2009


“Recent Works”, Sumi ink on handmade WASHI paper

Opening Reception: Friday October 30, from 6-9 pm

Chiyeko Yuki is an artist who lives and works in Niigita, Japan. She says about
her work: “The months and days are the travelers of eternity. The years that
come and go are also voyagers. Those who float away their lives on ships or
who grow old leading horses are forever journeying and their homes are
wherever their travels take them. To express my journey of living, I asked Mr.
Torimatsu Hara to collaborate with me to share my long cherished artistic
thought by letting me utilize his artistic “Washi”, Japanese handmade paper
with my “Sumi” ink art works. “