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.

Jason Peot: Points & Lines
Wednesday, January 10 – Thursday, February 15, 2018

Composite (detail) by Jason Peot, 2017, light, wood, metal

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.  

Brent Fogt: Climb
Thursday, October 26, 2017 – Saturday, March 3, 2018
Last Leg by Brent Fogt, 2015, chair, crocheted cotton, gesso, tree branches, 28 x 32 x 60 in.

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.

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

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.

The next Student Exhibition will occur at the end of the Spring 2018 semester.
Dotted Gecko by James Bolton, 2017, Ink, 11 x 13 in. (from the Fall 2017 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: 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.

The next Student Showcase will occur at the end of the Spring 2018 semester.
Gray Fabric by Megan Coe, 2017, Charcoal, 24 x 18 in. (from the Fall 2017 Student Showcase)

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.


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