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.


Remote Connection, Sunday, June 5 – Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Performance: Saturday, June 25 at 4 p.m.

The Androne: or Semi-Autonomous Flying Hurdy-Gurdy (After Tatlin) by Andrew Barco, 2015, wood and musical instrument parts, 14” x 13’ x 6’

Featured Artists: Andrew Barco, Hannah Barco, Mahwish Chishty, MT Coast, and Tal Nisim.

Remote Connection asks us consider our mediated relationship with war and reality. We are inundated with media covering drone strikes, zones of conflict, and suicide bombers – yet we are typically very distanced from these everyday occurrences. The media’s messages are controlled, edited, and biased. How much fiction are we consuming? Our mediated relationship to war has been further elevated by the on screen relationship of the drone pilot to the characters they are aiming to strike with the push of a button from a comfortable distance.

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.  


Edra Soto: It’s Been a Very Good Year

Thursday, July 7 – Sunday, October 23, 2016


It’s Been a Very Good Year by Edra Soto, 2016, acrylic paint and adhesive on archival paper, dimensions variable 

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.

Abstract Elements: Form and Concept
Tuesday, July 12 – Sunday, October 2, 2016

Featured Artists:
Kelsy Goodwin
Kaylee Kuter
Ty Lenert
Anna Lopatin

The group-show Abstract Elements: Form and Concept features artwork that focuses on the abstract elements of art; some of the works focus on form and others focus on an idea. This group show highlights artwork created during the spring semester of 2016 by Waubonsee Community College students.


Monachopsis by Kelsy Goodwin, 2016, Archival Inkjet Print, 8 ½ x 11 in.

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

The next Student Art Exhibiton will occur in the Fall of 2016.

Spring Show Todd Library 2016

Pinky by Pierre Lucero, 2016, Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in. (image from Spring 2016 Student Exhibition)

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.


The next Student Art Showcase will occur in the Fall of 2016.


Brandi by Kathryn Dralle, 2016, Chalk Pastel, 25 x 20 in. (image from Spring 2016 Student Showcase)

Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

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.


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