Moraine Valley Community College || Art Gallery - Atrium Exhibitions

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The Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery is a meeting ground for students of Moraine Valley, the local community, and the contemporary art world. Our mission is to present significant works, through exhibitions and programming, by local, national and international artists.

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Gary Cawood

March 28–April 24, 2014

Reception: Thursday, April 3, 2–4 p.m.; Artist’s Talk 3 p.m.

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Little Rock-based Photographer Gary Cawood started the series that would become Excavation in 2006. His color images explore the surface scars and remains on a landscape that is often considered expendable in our culture. This short-sighted approach to our physical world is often mimicked in our treatment of the things we buy as consumers. We see these disposed materials as part of the mistreated landscape in Cawood’s photographs. Where at first his images put on display the mistreatment of the natural world, the work evolved, and he began to see that while we do our best to disturb the delicate balance of the environment, the environment itself is resilient, and has found a way to repair and reinvent itself. Like socially aware photographers of the early 20th century, Cawood shows us the world as he sees it – not to proselytize, but to make aware. It is only through this awareness that true change can occur.

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MVCC Juried Student Art Exhibition

April 28-May 19, 2014

Reception and Awards: Thursday, May 1, 2-4 p.m.

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The annual selection of student work showing the breadth and depth of the college’s emerging artistic talent. The exhibition features work from across all areas of study, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, design, and printmaking. The accompanying Atrium display will feature designs submitted by students to this year’s exhibition poster and invitation card competition.

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Gallery 2014 Juried Community Art Exhibition

May 28-July 31, 2014

Reception and Awards: Saturday, May 31, 2-4 p.m.

Summer Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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The local community’s chance to show off its artistic talent. A Call for Entries will go out in late April 2014. At that time, entry leaflets will be available in the Fine and Performing Arts Center or online.

Exhibits are available for viewing Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and during most Fine and Performing Arts Center performances.

For more information please contact Lisa Lindvay, Art Gallery Coordinator, at