JJC Annual Area High School Exhibition on Display Now

Local high school students will have their work on display for the Annual Area High School Exhibition now through Nov. 23, and Nov. 28, through Dec. 9.  The exhibit is located within the Laura A. Sprague Gallery on the Main Campus at Joliet Junior College (JJC), 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet.The exhibit showcases student works from 23 local area high schools, including: Bolingbrook, Coal City, Dwight Township, Joliet Catholic Academy, Joliet Central, Joliet West, Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East, Lincoln-Way West, Lincoln-Way North, Lockport, Morris, Oswego, Peotone, Plainfield Central, Plainfield East, Plainfield North, Plainfield South, Premiere Academy – Coal City, Premiere Academy – Morris, Reed-Custer, Gardner-South Wilmington, and Yorkville.
Over 40 pieces from varying mediums will be exhibited including, acrylic paint, charcoal, ceramic and mixed media will be displayed.  Of the pieces, 14 were selected by JJC faculty to receive an Award of Excellence.
Students who have works on display include: Jamie Dodson and Christina Wolodkowicz of Bolingbrook; Kaley Tilley of Braceville; Stefanie Heintz of Braidwood; Carly Milburn of Diamond; Kiley Colebank and Ben Trainor of Dwight; Jessica Anderson, Abbey Maloney and Caitin Broderick of Frankfort; Christina Crater of Godley; Nathan Arnett, Jessica Westerfield, Cristian Avalos, Andrea A. Meza, Devin Edwards, and Shannon Walker of Joliet; Jake Murawski, Kristen Sandgren and Mikayla Shaw of Lockport.
Additional student exhibitors include: Adalie Kavanaugh and Sami Perillo of Manhattan; Alisyn Albert of Monee; Kristin L. Harris, Emily Bestow, Selene Gabaldon, Autumn Cayten and Kai Fleckenstiend of Morris; Alexis Heabel, Lillian Krieger and Jessica Thompson of New Lenox; Alexandra Wejner and Francisco Zafra of Oswego; Monica S. Stamper, Rebecca Bootz, Alyssa Brdlik, Audrey Hansa, Taylor Whalen, Amanda Papas and Victoria Zloch of Plainfield; Remi Gregory of Tinley Park; John McLuckie of Wilmington; and Allison Defreece and Priscila Schmidt of Yorkville. 
An award ceremony for this exhibition will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus.  The ceremony will be followed by an open house in the visual arts area.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.  The gallery, which is located on the second floor of J-building, will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
For more information, contact Joe Milosevich at (815) 280-2423 or rmonroe@jjc.edu.

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