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.

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Gallery 2018 Juried Community Art Exhibition

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.

 

 

 

Worthwhile Experience
Elizabeth/Sidebotham

Aug. 13-Sept. 22
Reception: Thursday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-Noon
Artist Talk: 11 a.m.

Elizabeth/Sidebotham embraces the paradox presented by the intersection of a traditional domestic landscape and artistic productivity. Fragility interplays with  strength and reverence replaces frivolity. The materials, forms, and modes of productions are infused with memory and sentimentality and exist in a state of  premature nostalgia. There is profundity in the banal, but it is also spectacularly boring. Elizabeth/Sidebotham strives to capture this contradiction. The gallery exhibition will continue into the atrium.

 

To Honor and Comfort
Laurie Wessman LeBreton

Sept. 27-Oct. 26
Reception: Thursday, Sept, 27, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Artist Talk: 11 a.m.

To Honor and Comfort is Laurie LeBreton’s series of paper tapestries, each a kind of meditation or prayer. Some reach out to a greater power (Worshipping with  Red, Instructions for a Ritual, and Homage to the Goddess). Others reach out to a particular person (Solace for Pablo) or refer to an important time (Beverly  Shores). In the atrium, Evidence of Things Unseen, a related exhibition, shows pulp paintings that are a fusion of the many different altars in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Complicit
Toby Zallman

Nov. 1-Dec. 15
Reception: Thursday, Nov. 8, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Artist Talk: 11 a.m.

In Toby Zallman’s sculptures there is always a combination of unrelated materials to represent dialectical oppositions such as hard/soft, ephemeral/enduring, open/closed and natural/fabricated. Since 2004, she has been using some form of recycled material as the basis for her pieces. The ubiquitous presence of plastic bags in our lives inspired the most recent sculpture and drawings. Their usefulness belies the damage that they wreak on the environment. The newest work combines the drawings and sculpture into multimedia installations.

 

 

Robert F. DeCaprio Retrospective

Jan. 10-Feb. 1
Reception: Friday, Jan. 18, 6:30-8 p.m.

The Robert F. DeCaprio Retrospective features a solo accolade to the artist’s passion for a life of art. Featured interests range from classic automobiles, European travel and architecture to graphic design. The collection of representational work shows the immense attention to detail and realism. Photography and comprehensive private travel journals will be shown as they provide insight to the artist’s eyes and creative mind. The exhibition will be featured in his commemorative gallery and will continue into the atrium.

 

 

New Work
Lynn Peters

Feb. 6-March 8
Reception: Thursday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Artist Talk: 11 a.m.

An exhibition of new ceramic works by Lynn Peters, professor of sculpture and ceramics at Moraine Valley, developed during her recent sabbatical. Lynn will talk about her new work and about her residency at the opening reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

35th Annual High School Art Exhibition

Exhibition: March 13-18
Wednesday-Friday and following Monday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Reception: March 15, 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.

 

Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Juried Art Exhibition

March 25-April 17
Reception: Saturday, March 30, 1-3 p.m.

Moraine Valley hosts this regional exhibition of artwork by students from eight community colleges: College of Lake County, Elgin Community College, McHenry County College, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, Oakton Community College, Prairie State College, and Waubonsee Community College.

 

 

 

Moraine Valley Juried Student Art Exhibition

April 25-May 17
Reception: April 25, 2:30-4 p.m.
Awards: 3 p.m.

The juried selection of student work from Moraine Valley 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 postcard competition. The gallery exhibition will continue into the atrium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery 2019 Juried Community Art Exhibition

June 3-Aug. 1
Reception: Saturday, June 8, 1-3 p.m.
Summer Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday 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 2019 and can be found online and at the Fine and Performing Arts Center.