President’s Sixth Annual Art Show highlights Lewis talent

President’s Sixth Annual Art Show highlights Lewis University talent

Published: February 6, 2014.

Artwork by Lewis University students and alumni is currently on display at the President’s Sixth Annual Art Exhibition in the The Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Available to the public, the exhibit will be open from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends until Thursday, February 27. Admission is free.

The juried exhibition is hosted by the Department of Art and Design and sponsored by Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University. This year’s exhibit features 41 artworks. Twelve students received awards for the show.

Lauren Trzeciak won first place for “Petals,” Kendra Mills took second place for “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” and Nicole Nellen placed third with “Sylvia’s Letters.” Winning Honorable Mention Awards were students Kendall Dale, Jaymie Doyle, Alfredo Melendez, Milton Bradley Harmon, Laura Pindelski, Brianna Richards, Jessie Richey, Marissa Gonzales and Rachel Holan. A gallery talk on the exhibit will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 20, in The Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery.

“Watching students develop as Art students is very encouraging,” commented Br. James Gaffney. “Each student brings his or her own talents, personal histories and artistic goals to produce artwork that is unique and quite engaging. I am pleased to sponsor this competition and exhibition annually to support our students in the creation of impressive art pieces that will be displayed in this very fine exhibit.”

The Wadsworth Family Gallery is located in the Oremus Fine Arts Center at Lewis University. The Department of Art and Design manages the gallery events, which include Lewis University student shows, local and regional artist shows, annual high school exhibits, faculty shows, academic based exhibitions and cultural and religious based art shows. More information is available about the Art Gallery and exhibits by contacting Natalie Swain, Art Gallery coordinator, at swainna@lewisu.edu.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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