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Waubonsee to Exhibit Works by Chicago Painter

A vibrant painting of an African-American woman surrounded by colorful flowers and birds.
“American Landscape,” an acrylic painting/collage by Joyce Owens, is part of “Found,” an exhibit currently on display at Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus.

Waubonsee Community College is currently hosting “Found,” an exhibit of 21 paintings and collages by Chicago artist Joyce Owens, through Sept. 21 in the Dickson Center’s Arrowhead Room on the Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Owens will visit the Sugar Grove Campus for a special artist’s talk at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The event is free and open to the public.

Owens works as the curator of the galleries programs at Chicago State University, where she also teaches painting and drawing. Active in the city’s art scene, she has served on the advisory committee for the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Chicago Artists Month since 2002 and also as the lead juror for the Museum of Science and Industry’s Black Creativity exhibit and the DuSable Museum’s annual art fair. 

Owens earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Howard University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University.