JJC’s Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery to Feature Works of Jennifer Cronin, Tanya Gadbaw, through Feb. 14

The Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department’s current gallery exhibition, “What We’ve Known,” featuring inspirational paintings by Jennifer Cronin and Tanya Gadbaw, runs Tuesday, Jan. 21 through Friday, Feb. 14 at the Laura A. Sprague Gallery, located on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

"Grandma" by Tanya Gadbaw

The public is invited to visit the exhibit.

According to her artist statement, Gadbaw’s work will include mostly objects with detailed patterns and colors. Incorporating old fashioned and folk elements are also an important part of Gadbaw’s paintings.

View photos from the “What We’ve Known” exhibit

“Family, tradition, and good old stories are important to me. I hope when my audience looks at my work, they feel like they are at home, because my work is my home,” she said.

Cronin’s paintings, as noted in her artist statement, will emphasize the way she imagines everyday life and will focus on subtleties.

"Lucky to Have Each Other" by Jennifer Cronin

“This work is about personal fantasy and escape amidst everyday experience,” she said.

The community is welcome to a gallery reception on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the gallery.

Gadbaw is from New York, and Cronin resides in the Chicago area.

The Laura A. Sprague Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  For more information about the Laura A. Sprague Gallery or the JJC Fine Arts Department, visit www.jjc.edu/info/fine-arts.

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