Arrowhead Room

The Arrowhead Room gallery, located at the Sugar Grove Campus on the first floor of Dickson Center, houses art exhibits of student, faculty and visiting artists. The Exhibition Committee, composed of Art Department faculty and staff, selects the shows for the Arrowhead Room.


Skyway Selections, a group show of 35 artworks selected by Frank Trankina, Associate Professor of Art at Northern Illinois University

April 10 – May 6, 2015


Stamp Portrait by Adam Cantalopo, 2014, Ink, 28 x 22 in.

John Fraser: Selected Works in Mixed Media 1992-2013 

March 11 – April 6, 2015


Another Positive by John Fraser, 2008, M/M Collage on Wood Panel Construction, 22.5 x 22.5 x 1.25 in., Works courtesy of the artist and Zolla / Lieberman Gallery, Chicago

Allison Grant: Unsoiled 

February 10 – March 8, 2015


Marsh by Allison Grant, 2010, Archival Pigment Print, 32 x 40 in.

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday: Closed

Dickson Window Art Project Space

The Dickson Window Art Project Space, located at the Sugar Grove Campus on the first floor of Dickson Center, is a new exhibition space dedicated to Chicago area artists working in the medium of installation art. The Exhibition Committee selects the artists on an annual basis.  


Michael x. RyanBlown away and buried: a project in 3 acts, February 18 – June 28, 2015
act 1: searching (2/18 – 4/16)
act 2: sea of sand (4/21 – 5/7)
act 3: echo (5/13 – 6/29)


Hidden Crater Video Animation (still) by Michael x. Ryan, 2012-2015

Monday - Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.,
Sunday: 8 a.m. -10 p.m.

Aurora Campus Café

In the fall of 2011, we teamed up with the Aurora Campus Café to provide our talented students with a new exhibition space. The Café is located on the first floor of the Aurora Campus. The exhibitions rotate approximately every two months and are selected by the Art Coordinator.


Aw, Snap!, Wednesday, April 1 – Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Missing Train by Alexander Garza, 2015, Archival Inkjet Print, 6 x 9 in. 

Shift what you see…, January 27 – March 29, 2015


Black and White by Yirian Perez-Roig, 2014, Paper collage

Monday - Thursday: 7:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Friday: 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Todd Library

Our second Sugar Grove campus exhibit outlet is the Todd Library located on the second floor of Collins Hall, which has been dedicated to student shows since the spring of 2010.


Spring 2015 Student Exhibition, April 4 - May 3, 2015

Fall Show Todd Library 2014

Pagani Huayra by Riley True, 2015, Micron on Bristol, 10 x 14 in.

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday: Noon - 4:30 p.m.

Von Ohlen Hall

At the end of each fall and spring semester the Art Department hosts the biannual Student Showcase on the second floor in Von Ohlen Hall. Faculty select the best work from their respective classes and install it throughout the hall. During each term faculty display class work on both the first and second floors.


Spring 2015 Student Showcase, April 25 – May 10, 2015

Spring 2015 Von Ohlen Hall Student Showcase

Rhythm of Nature by Shari Katich-Rogers, 2015, Colored pencil, 11 x 11 in.

For more information about the art exhibitions at Waubonsee Community College, contact Cecilia Vargas, Art Coordinator, at (630) 466-7900, ext. 2964.


Art Department:

Art Coordinator:
Cecilia Vargas, Von Ohlen Hall 209
(630) 466-7900 ext. 2964

Art Lab Assistant:
Esther Espino, Von Ohlen Hall 240
(630) 466-7900 ext. 5742