JJC Art Students’ 2013 Juried Exhibition runs through June 27

The public is invited to visit the Joliet Junior College Art Students’ 2013 Juried Exhibition now until June 27, located in the new Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery in J-Building on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.
JJC Art Students’ 2013 Juried Exhibition runs through June 27
 
Gallery Director Joe Milosevich said that having the larger gallery has allowed more students to be a part of the show.

The public is invited to visit the Joliet Junior College Art Students’ 2013 Juried Exhibition now until June 27, located in the new Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery in J-Building on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.
 
Gallery Director Joe Milosevich said that having the larger gallery has allowed more students to be a part of the show.
 
“With the bigger gallery, it represents the program fully,” he said.
 
In the past, only 45-65 pieces could be accepted for the juried exhibition. This year’s juried exhibition includes 163 pieces by 85 students.
 
 
Milosevich said this is the first student show that has been featured in the Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery.
 
Due to the extra space this year, professors got to choose four student pieces per subject area so that the diversity of the JJC art program could be presented.
 
Exhibition juror John Lustig, director of the Lockport gallery of the Illinois State Museum, chose the rest of the artwork currently displayed. In total, there were 370 entries submitted.
 
“It’s a marvelous show, incredibly diverse,” Milosevich said.
The community, student artists, and their families are invited to a Juror’s Critique and Presentation of Awards on May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
 
Lustig will judge the students’ pieces by their quality, and not by subject matter. He will also sit down one-on-one with students.
 
A reception will follow immediately after the critiques.
 
Milosevich is proud of the JJC art students, and hopes they learn both acceptance and rejection.
 
“For many, this is the first time they’ve done anything like this,” he said. “Dealing with acceptance and rejection is vital to everyone in the arts.”
 
Many of the pieces in the juried exhibition are for sale. Those who are interested in purchasing artwork can contact Milosevich at 815-280-2423 or 815-280-2223.
 
The students (listed by home towns) featured in the gallery for the exhibition include:
 
Bolingbrook
Simone Rawski
 
Braidwood
Joe Quarles
 
Channahon
Randolf Brucher
 
Crest Hill
Jonathan Garcia; Sandra Morris-Goodspeed; Jake Synder
 
Elwood
Jeremy Payne
 
Frankfort
Cameron Bellamy; Emily Buikema
 
Gardner
Sara Reader
 
Homer Glen
Catherine Mustari; Lynn Rozycki
 
Joliet
Jake Beltran; Ruben Calderon; Rebecca Chavez; Marian Corley; Benjamin Currie; Adele Dalton; Jenny Darby; Michael Garcia; Lex Gordon; Megan Kaluzny; Michael Kaluzny; Vanessa Martinez; Rodrigo Montoya; Marianne Nelsen; Jade Pecci; Sara Testin; Arnold Tracy; Renate Tracy; Daniel Verdin; Robert Zupancic
 
Lemont
Al Jonikas; Zivi Jonikas; Laima Trinkunas; Judith Warren
 
Lockport
David Dieken; John Strickland; Michael Svihla; David West; Jodi Ulm
 
Manhattan
Ken Dozier; Adalie Kavanaugh; Seamus Wray
 
Minooka
Mikey Bechard; Molly McCoy; Benjamin J. Rede
 
Mokena
Pat Armamentos; Hannah Dorn; Kevin Gamboa; Samantha Lusby
 
Monee
Alisyn Alberts; Caitlyn Cuculicn
 
Morris
Genelle Contreras; Grace Harrington; Meredith M. Metzgar; Blaine Roszak
 
Naperville
Kersten D. Schmidt
 
Newark
Brittany Peterson
 
New Lenox
Marie Bergmann; Jacob Wesslowski
 
Plainfield
Laura Arnold; Cole Brauer; Tatiana Diaz; Sara Engimann; Claudia Goethe; Ashley Hastings; Nicolas Kinman; Megan E. Kuk; Laurence Lucas; Meghan Mastine; Vanessa Riojas; Tami Rounsaville; Sarah Schwartz; Allison Stevens; Rocio Zavala
 
Rockdale
Dan Martinez
 
Romeoville
Cheryl Feyen; Heather Smith
 
Seneca
Bua McLean
 
Shorewood
Anastasiya Dankova; Ashley Lesner; Heather Raddatz; Rae
Whalen
 
Waukegan
Corrie Shrum
 
Wilmington
Cory Bush; Nichole Folsom
 

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