Each year the Waubonsee Art Department brings in an exciting line up of visiting artists to conduct lectures and workshops. While some workshops are limited to current students, all lectures are free and open to the general public.
Please check this site regularly for upcoming visiting artist events.
Upcoming Visiting Artist: Catherine Schwalbe
“Pronounced Shwahl-Bee. Born and raised in Wisconsin - in a 130+ year old stone house. Family of 9 – most, comfortable using their hands. Volunteered in a local nursing home in high school and has ‘never left’. Completed a BFA with a sculpture concentration at UW Milwaukee in 1983. Took additional classes at Artist Bookworks, Columbia College for the Book and Paper Arts, Lillstreet Art Center, and Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center. Chicago resident for 30 plus years. Took a hiatus from a consistent art practice until 1998, following graduate coursework in recreation therapy. The capability to work part time, and begin a more solid art practice, began. Recreation Therapist and Consultant with Quality Care Consulting Services. Farmerwannabe. As an artist: Social practice… born out of the need and comfort with engaging people, and understood as an overlap with my recreation therapy practice. Also object making including mixed media, sculpture, found objects, bronze & iron, installation. Studio at home and Lillstreet Art Center. Art happens where the artist is. Goes by this Fluxus philosophy: ‘The distinction between Art and Life is irrelevant.’”
- Lecture: Thursday, March 9, 2017
11 a.m. – Noon in Von Ohlen Hall, room 201, Sugar Grove Campus
Free and open to the general public.
- Workshop: Thursday, March 9, 2017
12:15 – 2:45 p.m. in Von Ohlen Hall, room 201, Sugar Grove Campus
Open to current WCC students, registration required.
Please contact Cecilia Vargas at (630) 466-2964 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Everything has come to this Moment, by Catherine Schwalbe, 2015-17, Stoneware, porcelain, terra cotta, salt, found husking tools, found objects, discarded irrigation numbers, gold leaf, Dimensions variable