Regional High School Art Student Exhibit & Festival coming to South Suburban College in February 2022

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College (SSC) will host its 26th annual SSC Regional High School Art Student Exhibit from January 31 through February 25, 2022. The exhibition includes 20 regional high school districts from Illinois and Indiana. Approximately 300 pieces of student artwork will be featured in galleries and display cases throughout the SSC Art and Design Department for the month of February. In addition to high school student artwork, high school art faculty will display their work for the Bi-Annual High School Art Faculty Exhibition in the Lee E. Dulgar Gallery, located near the first-floor atrium during the month of February.

On Friday, February 25, 2022, participating high school students and teachers will spend the morning on the college’s South Holland campus for the festival portion of the exhibit, including a visiting artist lecture, a gallery crawl reception, and tours of various art studios. The festival begins in the Performing Arts Center at 10 a.m. with opening remarks. Rine Boyer, a Chicago-based visiting artist, will follow with a PowerPoint presentation of her artwork and life experiences in the art world. Boyer will tour the exhibit and offer comments to high school students. Jillian Van Volkenburgh is the juror of this year’s high school art exhibition. An award presentation for high school students’ artwork will follow. The SSC art faculty will also discuss studio offerings in the Digital Graphic Arts Studio, Painting Studio, Ceramics Studio, and Sculpture Studio. All events will conclude at 12:00 p.m.  

The Art and Design Department of SSC is located on the fourth floor, northeast section of the main building on the South Holland campus. The Dorothea Thiel Gallery and Photo-Four Gallery are both located within the Art and Design studio complex. The Bi-Annual High School Art Faculty Exhibition, in the Lee E. Dulgar Gallery is located on the first floor near the atrium area of the college. 

Masks and social distancing are required. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The galleries are closed on weekends and college holidays. More information is available from Eric Tucker, SSC art instructor and exhibition coordinator, at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2300.