Posted on: April 9, 2023 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Photo By Niki Kowal

By Niki Kowal, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Moraine Valley student artists will be recognized Thursday after their work is critiqued by a professional.

Awards will be announced during a reception as part of the college’s annual Juried Student Art exhibition, which is open now until April 28 in the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery located in the F building. The reception goes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with awards given at noon.

Photo by Niki Kowal
Artwork by Moraine student Rita Jennings is part of the Juried Student Art Exhibition.

A juried art show is a gallery that is typically reviewed by a panel of jurors, also known as judges, who choose the art to be displayed. 

This exhibition features art from students that span all areas of study: painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, digital art, design, sculptures and ceramics. Along with the work within the gallery, the Atrium display features art submitted by students for this year’s exhibition poster and invitation card competitions. 

The juror—Vida Sačić—is a Chicago-based artist who earned her master of fine arts in 2010.

She has had many solo and group exhibitions spanning across the United States and Europe. Her art has been featured at the DeVos Art Museum in Michigan and The Center for Book Arts in New York City. Currently, she is an assistant professor of art at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

According to her website, she “works with moveable type to create editioned prints that explore labour and identity in the context of immigration.”

The exhibition is available for viewing Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.