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.
MVCC Art Faculty Exhibition
MVCC Faculty Presents New Work
Nov. 18-Dec. 18, 2013
Reception: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2-4 p.m.; Artists' Talk 3 p.m.
The Art Faculty share recent work with the college, their students, and the community in this popular annual group show. Exhibitors include Margaret Carsello, Melissa Csoke, Joel DeGrand, Erik La Gattuta, Tyler Hewitt, Trudy Kooy, Richard Lapidus, Chris Matusek, Lynn Peters, Kathleen Schonauer, Irene Swansiger McCauley, Stephanie Tisza, Lloyd Wassenaar, Marjorie Woodruff, Regina Ziemann.
Carrie Ann Schumacher
All the Stories She Was Ever Told
Jan. 9–Feb. 7, 2014
A box of free romance novels. This is where the inspiration came from for artist Carrie Ann Schumacher. Schumacher has taken the pages of these novels, and eventually other sources, to construct full size wedding dresses. Themes of femininity, and the tradition role of women in society are often amplified in the world of romantic literature. Schumacher’s repurposing of these materials has the effect of forcing the viewer to revisit and rethink these traditional biases. Ultimately the creation of these pieces enabled Schumacher to explore milestones of her own womanhood, and merge them with the memories and stories of other women, thus creating a universal narrative. A box of free romance novels – proof again that profound inspiration can often come from the least expected places. carrieannschumacher.com
Feb. 10–March 8, 2014
Reception: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2–4 p.m.;
Artist’s Talk 3 p.m.
The work of printmaker Justin Santora represents a universal struggle: the want to stay young, avoiding the conventions of adulthood with the desire for control over one’s life. It seems in our world these two ideas are often at odds with one another. His work uses themes of construction and disassembly to relate to his pursuit for security and his desire for autonomy. Justin is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, as well as Stagg High School, and currently works and lives in Chicago. justinsantora.com
30th Annual High School Art Exhibition
March 12–19, 2014
Location: Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery, Atrium, and John and Angeline Oremus Theater.
Weekdays 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
A showcase of this year’s talented students from 11 local high schools. Participating high schools: Victor J Andrew, Argo Community, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Alan B. Shepard, Chicago Christian, Dwight D Eisenhower, Carl Sandburg, Harold L. Richards, Evergreen Park Community, Oak Lawn Community, and Reavis.
March 28–April 24, 2014
Reception: Thursday, April 3, 2–4 p.m.; Artist’s Talk 3 p.m.
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. garycawood.com
MVCC Juried Student Art Exhibition
April 28-May 19, 2014
Reception and Awards: Thursday, May 1, 2-4 p.m.
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.
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.
The local community’s chance to show off its artistic talent. A Call for Entries will go out in 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 LindvayL@morainevalley.edu.