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Waubonsee Hosts Art Exhibitions in February, March

“Marsh,” by artist Allison Grant stands as a reflection of the artist’s interest in creating art to challenge viewers’ perceptions of humanity’s impact on the natural environment. Grant’s pieces use plastics and other artificial materials to create natural-seeming landscapes to illustrate the dichotomy existing between the pristine environment many perceive in nature and the reality of the omnipresence of plastics and other byproducts of human consumption in the surrounding landscape.

A Chicago-based fine arts photographer who explores humanity’s impact on the environment will exhibit a selection of her works at Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove campus gallery for the next few weeks.

At the same time, a group art show, investigating abstraction through various approaches, will be on display at Waubonsee’s downtown Aurora campus.

Through March 8, photographic works by artist Allison Grant will be on display as part of “Unsoiled,” an exhibition in the Arrowhead Room gallery in the Dickson Center on Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Sundays.

The exhibit includes a dozen of Grant’s works, each designed to address the dichotomy existing between the pristine environment many perceive in nature and the reality of the omnipresence of plastics and other byproducts of human consumption in the surrounding landscape.

Grant, an artist, educator and curator, has exhibited her works on numerous occasions in Chicago, New York, Dallas, Cincinnati and other locations since 2008.  Her works are held in public collections at DePaul Art Museum in Chicago, Columbia College Chicago and 4-Culture in Seattle.

Through March 29, the Café at Waubonsee’s Aurora Campus will host “Shift What You See…,” a group show featuring a dozen abstract works from various artists, including Garrett Austin, Christopher Binkley, Kelly Fahle, Taylor Fatland, Caitlin Geiger, Michelle Linden, Amanda Meyer, Yirian Perez-Roig, Casey Rose, Ryan Werrline and Les Westphal.

The show, which opened Jan. 27, is free and open to the public Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.For more information on these Waubonsee exhibitions, contact Art Coordinator Cecilia Vargas at cvargas@waubonsee.edu or (630) 466-7900 ext. 2964.

  

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