SSC Regional High School Art Student Exhibit & Festival

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SOUTH HOLLAND, IL– The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College is hosting its 23rd Annual SSC Regional High School Art Student Exhibit & Festival through February 22, 2019.

The exhibition includes 22 regional high school districts from Illinois and Indiana. Approximately 300 pieces of student artwork will be on display in the galleries and display cases of the Art and Design Department for the month of February. In addition to the High School student artwork, the High School Art Faculty will be displaying their artwork for their Biennial HS Faculty Exhibition in the Lee E. Dulgar Gallery, located on the first floor atrium area of the college during the month of February.

On Friday, February 22nd all the participating high school students and teachers will spend the day on the college’s South Holland campus for a visiting artist lecture, a gallery crawl reception, and demonstrations in various art studios. The Festival begins in the Performing Arts Center at 10:00 a.m. with opening remarks. Following, visiting guest artist Mr. Cesar Conde, a Chicago-based artist, will present a PowerPoint presentation of his artwork and life experiences in the art world. Ms. Bridget Covert is the juror of this year’s High School Art Exhibition. An awards presentation for the High School students’ artwork will follow. Several businesses, including Jimmy Johns of South Holland, Dick Blick Art Materials Inc., Art NXT Level, and Great Lakes Clay, Inc. will sponsor the awards. Additionally, two art merit scholarships from the offices of Dr. Lynette Stokes, President, and Dr. Tasha Williams, Vice President of Academic Services will be presented.

Afternoon activities include a gallery reception crawl for the High School students with Guest Artist Mr. Cesar Conde touring the exhibit and providing commentary. The SSC Art Faculty will also conduct demonstrations in the Digital Graphic Arts Studio, Painting Studio, Ceramics Studio and bronze casting in the Sculpture Atelier. The day’s events will conclude at 2:00 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 and Photo-Four Galleries are both located within the Art and Design studio complex. The Bi-annual SSC Art Faculty Exhibit in the Lee E. Dulgar Gallery is located on the first floor atrium area of the college.

The public is cordially invited to attend the exhibition and festival free of charge. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The galleries are closed on weekends and college holidays. More information is available from Mr. Jack Kirkpatrick, Chairman of the Art & Design Dept. at (708) 596.2000, ext. 2445. SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.

Artwork from Hillcrest High School students currently on display during SSC’s Regional Student Art Exhibit

Pictured: Artwork from Hillcrest High School students currently on display during SSC’s Regional Student Art Exhibit.

Artwork from local High School students currently on display in the Photo Four Gallery during SSC’s Regional Student Art Exhibit.

Pictured: Artwork from local High School students currently on display in the Photo Four Gallery during SSC’s Regional Student Art Exhibit.