USf presents Arts & Awards exhibition

The art work of 18 University of St. Francis (USF) students will be on display at the university’s Rialto City Center Gallery through April 12 in the annual Visual Arts and Awards Exhibition.

This juried art exhibition addresses traditional and new media practices by USF students, according to Emily Green, gallery curator. This year’s exhibition features many talented artists working in photography, painting, drawing, video and sculpture, she added.

The University of St. Francis Rialto City Center Gallery at 25 E. Van Buren St., Joliet, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Green at

The following students have art work exhibited:

Aurora – Elizabeth Wall (ceramic)

Darien – Danielle Conrad (photography)

Evergreen Park – Melanie Van Sickle (ceramic)

Joliet – Michael Cole (painting); Deanna Hasselbring (painting and sculpture); Sabina Hunter (painting); Jose Ortiz (painting); Egzon Shaqiri (design); and Stephanie Zelinski (photography and painting

Newark – Stella Butuso (painting)

New Lenox – Jennifer Bronson (photography and sculpture); and Christopher Jones (photography, video, sculpture and mixed media)

Plainfield – Evan Griffin (painting); and Jori Thompson (photography)

Sandwich – Tammi Hiemenz (painting)

Wilmington – Amber Shibley (painting, drawing and photography)

Woodridge – Emily Johnson (mixed media)

Auckland, New Zealand – Boris T. Peshev (design, painting and printmaking)

The University of St. Francis, at 500 Wilcox St. in Joliet, serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

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