Friday, March 13, 2015

Students of Northeastern Illinois University’s Department of Art have been invited for a fourth year to participate in the Chicago Arts District’s project “showPODS,” an annual exhibition of student work.

Installed in seven modified front windows of vacant commercial spaces on Halsted Street between 18th and 19th streets in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, the “showPODS” will display solo and collaborative artwork from March 13 through April 24. Two receptions will be held at 1843 S. Halsted St. on Friday, March 13, and Friday, April 10 from 6-10 p.m.

Participating students include Eloise Heinrich, ceramics; Melissa Morris, graphic design; Jess Dal Pra, Maria Lendsey, Erin Rossi, Karen LoRusso, Patricia Stephens and Elodie Betend, metals; Valerie McCune and Ruchelle Santos, painting and drawing; Nancy Bustos, Brandon Sherrod and Marie Villamil, photography; Farrah Curescu, printmaking; Jess Dal Pra, Martin Espinoza, Patrick Estrada, Chelsea Lord, Karen LoRusso, Carly Seguin, Xinyu Wang, Zhiwen Xue and Thomas Youngberg, sculpture.

This exhibition supports the Art department’s vision to offer students the opportunity to prepare themselves for their careers as artists outside of school by exposing their work to a wide audience, building professional relationships with the art community and learning all aspects of exhibition development while still in school.

Art by Ruchelle Santos and Valerie McCune

 painting and drawing by Valerie McCune and Ruchelle Santos