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.
Exhibitions are available for viewing Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and during most Fine and Performing Arts Center performances. Summer and holiday hours vary. For information ArtGallery@morainevalley.edu.
Information about the Open Call for 2018-2019 Exhibition Proposals
Proposals are due February 16.
Jan. 10-Feb. 7
Reception: Jan. 22, 10-11:30 a.m.
Artist Talk: 10:15 a.m.
Soheila Azadi is an interdisciplinary visual artist and lecturer based in Chicago and Iran. Azadi’s inspirations come from her experiences of being a woman while living under theocracy. Now residing in the U.S. Azadi is dedicated to transnational feminism with a passionate devotion to the ways in which race, religion, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity intersect. This exhibition will continue in the atrium.
This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ Building Bridges: Arts Culture and Identity, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
Between Earth and Sky
Feb. 12-March 9
Reception: Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Artist Talk: 11:30 a.m.
Ellen Holtzblatt’s exhibition is inspired by her travels including Japan, Iceland, and the prairies of the Midwest. Her paintings explore the idea between physical being and spirituality with her attention to light and ability to convey motion within her landscapes and scenes. The exhibition will continue into the atrium.
Exhibition: March 13-19
Wed-Fri, Mon: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Reception: March 16, 5-7 p.m.
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, Atrium, and John and Angeline Oremus Theater
A showcase of this year’s talented students from 11 local 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.
Where Do We Go From Here?
March 26-April 20
Reception: March 29, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Artist Talk: 11:30 a.m.
Inspired by impromptu public memorials, worship spaces, and the common phrase used across genres of music to convey feelings of pain and uncertainty, this installation is made from thousands of individual byproducts of non-goal-oriented gestures and provides viewers a space to be present and work through these emotions from personal and societal events. In conjunction with Stacia Yeapanis’ exhibition, the atrium will exhibit artwork curated by Yeapanis by Chicago artists who were given the phrase “Where Do We Go From Here?”
April 25-May 18
Reception: April 26, 2:30-4 p.m., Awards at 3 p.m.
The juried selection of student work from Moraine Valley Community College students shows the college’s emerging artistic talents. This exhibition features work from across many media, including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and design. The atrium exhibition includes these student artworks, as well as designs for the exhibition poster and postcards competition.
June 6-Aug. 1
Reception: June 9, 1-3 p.m.
Summer Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The local community is invited to submit artworks for this annual juried exhibition with cash prizes for the “Best of Show” artwork. A call for entries begins in April 2018 and can be found online and at the Fine and Performing Arts Center.