USF Art Gallery Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

USF Gallery Schedule

USF Art Gallery | 25 East Van Buren Street, Joliet, Illinois, 60432


FOCUS: HAMILTON | ISACSON | SULLIVAN ISACSON | SEVENER
September 5 – October 12, 2017
Artist Lecture: Thursday, September 7 at 10 a.m.

The University of St. Francis Art Gallery welcomes INTERSECT Collective Artists, Carol Hamilton, Joe Isacson, Jeffrey Sevener and Kathleen Sullivan-Isacson. Together they present and explore the concept of “FOCUS” from the creative perspective, leading the viewer through the artistic process on an increasingly in-depth visual journey that examines a singular subject with increasing intensity. On display September 5 – October 12, 2017. The Artist Lecture featuring Kathleen Sullivan Isacson takes place Thursday, September 7, at 10 a.m.

CHRIS HODGE
October 26 – December 1, 2017
Artist Reception: Friday, November 10, 2017

Chris Hodge, A Soul Named Lorraine

Chris Hodge works intuitively, incorporating various symbols and thoughts into his artwork. Influenced by such artists as Ivan Albright, Albrecht Durer and Hieronymus Bosch, his art tells stories in great detail, focused on the element of line. His body of work has been described as “obsessive narrative,” articulating his imagination while allowing for the work to take on a life of its own. Hodge renders his work in ink. Once a line in ink is placed, there is no turning back, and if a mistake is made, one must find a way to either cover the line or incorporate it. This allows for Hodge’s work to evolve as it’s created. “I believe the imagination to be a dream-like, fuzzy thing, and it isn’t able to be defined until it is born into some form of creation,” he said.

 

ILLINIOIS HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION
January. 2–23, 2018
Reception: SATURDAY, JAN. 20, 2018, NOON-2 P.M.

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 & Design 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 taking place on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 from noon-2 p.m. The university is also hosting a portfolio review for exhibiting students.

 

COLIN SHERELL
February 5 – March 28, 2018
Artist Reception: TBD


Colin Sherrell, Coming Home, mixed media

 

2018 USF ART & DESIGN COMPETITION
April 9 – April 20, 2018
Awards Ceremony: TBA

 

2018 USF ART & DESIGN SENIOR THESIS
April 27 – June 30, 2018
Reception: April 27, 2018, 6-8 p.m.

 

These exhibits are some of many ongoing programs hosted at University of St. Francis to enrich and broaden the academic and cultural outlook for the college and community.

Summer Gallery Hours through August 18: Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fall Gallery Hours begin August 22: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The gallery will be closed June 21 – July 25 to prepare for the next exhibition.

Please email Gallery Director, Jennifer Moore, at jmoore@stfrancis.edu for more information.

 

Past Exhibitions