Current Exhibitions

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.

Exhibition:
Mahwish Chishty: You are now leaving the United States of America
Thursday, September 28 – Saturday, November 4, 2017

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Stealth (Model) by Mahwish Chishty, 2015, Enamel on plastic, 10 x 4 x 1.5 in.

Hours:
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.  

Exhibition:
Barbara Koenen: Everything Nice
Thursday, June 29 – Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Baluchi Drixa by Barbara Koenen, 2007, various spices, detail of installation that was a part of the show Mapping the Self at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Hours:
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 Downtown Campus Café

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

Exhibition:
Student Aesthetics 
Friday, October 6, 2017 – Friday, January 22, 2018 

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Mountain View by Daniel Capobianco, 2011, Oil on Panel, 6 x 6 in.

The exhibition Student Aesthetics is a group-show featuring pieces that are a part of Waubonsee Community College’s Permanent Student Art Collection. All of the pieces were created in Studio Art classes at Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus.
Featured Artists: Daniel Capobianco, Holly Frankino, Carissa Hartwig, Linsey Luangrath, Nicholas K. Obermayer, Barb Sanders, and Mariusz Wartalowicz.

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Todd Library

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

Exhibition: 
The next Student Exhibition will be in the Fall of 2017.
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Butterfly by Samantha Harrison, Bristol board and wire, 10 x 14 x 9 in. (image from the Spring 2017 Student Exhibition)

Hours:
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: Closed

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.

Exhibition:
The next Student Showcase will be in the Fall of 2017.
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A Stitch Away by Shannon Scott, 2017, Colored pencil, 24 x 18 in. (image from the Spring 2017 Student Showcase)

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday: Closed

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

If you need a sign language interpreter or an accommodation for this event please contact the Art Coordinator. A minimum of 2 weeks notice is requested.

Contact

Art Department:
WCCArtDepartment@waubonsee.edu

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

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