Art & Design Gallery Schedule

USF Gallery Schedule

The University of St. Francis Gallery Schedule for 2016 – 2017

25 East Van Buren Street, Joliet, Illinois, 60432

JULY 26 – AUGUST 25, 2016 | PAUL SCHRANZ: ENTROPY
ARTIST LECTURE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016, 1PM
CLOSING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016, 6-9PM

Paul Schranz is retired Professor Emeritus of Art, Governors State University, IL. He resides in NM, where his work was recently included in the 2015 Regional Exhibition, Here and Now, Las Cruces Museum of Art; a solo show at the West End Art Depot, Las Cruces; and at the Tularosa Basin Photographic Society Gallery, Carrizozo. An exhibition at the Wash Park Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH is scheduled in May, 2017. Work was previously included in the Not the Obvious exhibition, Argonne National Laboratory Gallery, Chicago; and Photography: The Full Spectrum exhibition, Carter House Gallery, Redding, CA, 2014. His landscape portfolio was featured in Black & White magazine, August 2013 edition.

In addition to a 44-year academic career, Schranz was a contributor to photo technique magazine for three decades, serving as editor 2010 -11. He was Director of the Preston Contemporary Art Center and Mesilla Digital Imaging Workshops, Mesilla, NM and has served as juror and judge for numerous photographic competitions, most recently the El Paso Texas Art Association’s 2015 International Eye of the Camera exhibition. A frequent keynote speaker, Schranz exhibits his work nationally.

SEPTEMBER 5 – OCTOBER 21, 2016 | JENNIFER CRONIN: SPECTACULARLY ORDINARY
ARTIST LECTURE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016, 11AM

Jennifer Cronin is a Chicago-based artist, born and raised in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Cronin attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned a dual BFA in Painting and Art Education. As the capstone of her education, she studied painting at Camberwell College of Art on London, completing her education in 2009. Since graduating, Cronin has become known for combining an uncanny realism with psychological depth to create large paintings that capture extraordinary encounters amidst the background of ordinary, everyday life. Currently, Cronin is working on a series of drawings documenting homes in foreclosure. These houses, once filled with life and warmth, are shown as striking shadows of their former selves both stark and stunning in their detail and mood.

Cronin has exhibited widely in the Chicago area, as well as nationally and internationally. She has had solo exhibitions at 33 Contemporary Gallery and Elephant Room Gallery, among other galleries. She has been featured inmany publications, including New American Paintings. And has earned numerous awards for her work, including best in show at the Buchanan Center for the Arts Show America: Now and Here juried by Eric Fischl. She continues to work in her art studio in Chicago.

OCTOBER 31 – DECEMBER 2, 2016  | TYTIA HABING: THIS IS BOY
ARTIST LECTURE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016

Tytia Habing lives and works in Watson, Illinois very near where she grew up on a working farm. Having spent most of her adult life living in the Cayman Islands, she moved back to her roots a few short years ago. She holds degrees in both horticulture and landscape architecture and is a self-taught photographer. Tytia’s work has been exhibited internationally and has been published in Lenscratch, Black + White Magazine, The Sun, Shots Magazine and National Geographic to name but a few. Most notably, her work has been shortlisted for both the Black and White Photographer of the Year 2015 sponsored by Leica and Critical Mass 2015.

DECEMBER 26, 2016 – January 22, 2017 | ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION
High School Art Application and Prospectus will be posted for download.

The USF Gallery presents The University of St. Francis Art & Design Department Illinois High School Art Competition & Exhibition. The exhibit spans through the University’s gallery and the 3rd and 4th floors of the Art Department and includes over 150 works of art from Illinois high school students. Cash awards for first, second and third place and scholarship winners will be announced at the public reception, Saturday, January 21, 2017, noon-2pm. The University is also hosting a portfolio review for exhibiting students.

JANUARY 30, 2017 – MARCH 2, 2017 | THREE GRACES: DENAULT, MCWILLIAMS
ARTIST RECEPTION: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017, 5-8PM

MARCH 20 – APRIL 11, 2017 | 2017 USF ART & DESIGN AWARDS EXHIBITION

This comprehensive survey provides an overview of art, design, and photography produced by current students studying at USF. The artworks include magazine design, interactive digital projects, and studies in drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.

APRIL 28 – JUNE 22, 2017 | 2017 USF SENIOR THESIS
Opening Reception: Friday, May 5, 2017, 5 to 8 p.m.

The annual Art & Design Thesis Exhibition provides an in-depth look at graduating senior projects. Thesis candidates develop a series of artworks, graphic design or photography with assistance of their thesis advisor. These projects are presented in a professional format that includes commercial design, interactive digital portfolios, and exhibition installations.

Contact info: Jennifer Moore, Gallery Director, e-mail: jmoore@stfrancis.edu