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Waubonsee Campuses to Host Art Exhibits

sculpture of giant peanuts
“Going Nuts,” a sculpture by Chicago-based artist Victoria Fuller, will be featured in Waubonsee Community College’s Dickson Window Art Project Space now through Oct. 28.

This month Waubonsee Community College launched two new art exhibits — a student group show at its downtown Aurora Campus and a sculpture installation at its Sugar Grove Campus.

“THERMOmeter: taking color’s temperature” features several colorful works created by Waubonsee students this past academic year. It will run through Sept. 27 in the café of the Aurora Campus, 18 S. River St. The café is open 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, and 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays.

Student artists featured in the exhibit include Matt Diehl and Esther Espino, of Maple Park; Scott Evans, Dulce A. Garcia, Caitlin Geiger and David Ross, of Aurora; Allison Johnson, of Sugar Grove; Juan Montano, of Oswego; Lisa Munson, of Plano; Kathryn St. Peter, of Elburn; and Michael Turney, of Somonauk.

“Going Nuts,” a sculpture by Chicago-based artist Victoria Fuller, is currently featured in the Sugar Grove Campus’ Dickson Window Art Project Space, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. Running through Oct. 28, it can be viewed 5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Monday through Friday; 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday; and 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday.

According to Fuller, she “combines gigantism and the idea of the multiple to comment on cultural fascination with genetically modified food products, and the potentially negative side effects this exploitation of nature could bring.”

Fuller has exhibited several large-scale public works, including “Canoe Fan,” made of recycled canoes, currently on display in Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, Mich.