Moraine Valley Community College is hosting a juried exhibition of artwork by community artists in the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. The exhibit runs through Friday, July 31.

The exhibition features original work from across all areas of study, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, metal, and mixed media. Submissions were judged on May 31 by Jefferson Godard, a curator, gallery director, artist, and adjunct professor at Columbia College in Chicago. From 90 submissions, awards were given to the top three pieces of artwork along with two honorable mentions at a reception on June 6.

First place was presented to Kathleen M. Farrell, of Tinley Park, for “Grandma’s Treasures,” second place to Denise Burklow, of Manteno, for “Your Favorite Pair of Jeans,” and third place to Julie Dekker, of Tinley Park, for “I Dream of Eggplants.” Honorable mentions were presented to Vianne Korhorn, of LaGrange Park, and Carole Wilson, of Palos Heights.

The Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery provides students of Moraine Valley and the surrounding community the opportunity to view locally and nationally recognized artists. All exhibits are free and open to the public. Summer hours for viewing are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as during most Fine and Performing Arts Center performances. For more information, visit

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