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5TH ANNUAL CITY-WIDE STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

Participating Artists: Veronica Bohanan, Koweta Caldwell, Sandra Clay, Jerry Covington, Cindy Estrada, Susan Gilioli, Gloria Cichy, Kiayel Gray, Jermaine Hammonds, Leanna Henderson, Jennifer Jirka, Donald Johnson Jr., Hanbyul Kim, Noeul Kim, Maria Lopez, Christopher Lozano, Christopher Lozier, Tatiana Martinez, Kenya Molette, Maria Morales, Janeth Pacheco, Eduardo Ramirez, Alejandra Rosales, Quinta Robinson, Jeremy Shine, Aleida Vilegas, Jessica Wallace, Mary West, Amber Williams, Valerie Wilson, Chazarhae Morales-Williams, and Le Xuan.

Wednesday, February 23 - Friday, March 4, 2011
Opening reception: Wednesday, February 23, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.



Image credit:
Anna Mitera.

Press Release

5TH ANNUAL CITY-­‐WIDE STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
32 Artists Compete for Cash Awards

(Chicago) – The President’s Gallery at Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake Street, proudly presents the work of 32 student artists in the 5th Annual City Wide Student Art Exhibition from Wednesday, February 23, through Friday, March 4, 2011. There will be a public reception on Wednesday, February 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the gallery, room 1105. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

The challenge of creating a traveling exhibition from over 300 pieces submitted by students of all seven of the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), was given to guest juror and Chicago-­‐based artist Daoye Lagoye. In the Juror’s Statement, Lagoye relays that he selected “works that strongly represent the various media, subject matter, style/approach of the student entries.” CCC students Sandra Clay, Jennifer Jirka, and Veronica Bohanan were each awarded a cash prize for their respective works. Chazarahae Morales-­‐Williams and Gloria Cichy received honorable mentions. This 5th Annual City Wide Student Art Exhibition includes work executed in ceramics, painting and drawing, collage, digital print media, photography and more. The exhibition will be traveling around Chicago to all seven locations of the city college system and the District Office over the course of the next few months.

The exhibiting artists include: Veronica Bohanan, Koweta Caldwell, Sandra Clay, Jerry Covington, Cindy Estrada, Susan Gilioli, Gloria Cichy, Kiayel Gray, Jermaine Hammonds, Leanna Henderson, Jennifer Jirka, Donald Johnson Jr., Hanbyul Kim, Noeul Kim, Maria Lopez, Christopher Lozano, Christopher Lozier, Tatiana Martinez, Kenya Molette, Maria Morales, Janeth Pacheco, Eduardo Ramirez, Alejandra Rosales, Quinta Robinson, Jeremy Shine, Aleida Vilegas, Jessica Wallace, Mary West, Amber Williams, Valerie Wilson, Chazarhae Morales-­‐ Williams, and Le Xuan.

Subsequent exhibition locations are as follows: Kennedy King College, March 9 – 18; Olive-­‐ Harvey College, March 23 – 31, Harry S Truman, April 6 – 14, Wilbur Wright College, April 27 – May 3, City Colleges of Chicago District Office, May 4 – 13. Please visit www.ccc.edu for location details and directions.

Harold Washington College is one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago. The President’s Gallery is located inside Harold Washington College, 30 East Lake Street, Room 1105. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, contact the Harold Washington College art department at 312-­‐553-­‐5738 or visit http://faculty.ccc.edu/hwgallery/.

About City Colleges of Chicago

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), District 508, is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving 120,000 students at seven campuses and thirteen satellite sites city-­‐wide. The City Colleges of Chicago is in the midst of a Reinvention, launched by Chancellor Cheryl Hyman shortly after her appointment by Mayor Richard M. Daley in March 2010. Reinvention is a collaborative effort to review and revise CCC programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-­‐ready, career-­‐ready and prepared to pursue their life’s goals.

CCC includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-­‐King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-­‐Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees: the Washburne Trade School, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance Learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC-­‐TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-­‐FM 89.3FM. For more information about City Colleges of Chicago, call: (773) COLLEGE or visit www.reinventingccc.org.