USF Senior Thesis Exhibition to Open April 30

Joliet, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF) Art Gallery will open its newest exhibition, the 2021 Senior Thesis Exhibition, with a public reception that will take place on Friday, April 30, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition features the work of six graduating seniors from the USF Department of Fine Arts, including: Amber Daraka – Photography, Austin Hines – Studio Art, Jamie Stolfo – Studio Art, Lauren Tuider – Graphic Design, Maria Cruz Uceda – Graphic Design, and Odessa Villarreal – Studio Art and Graphic Design.

“Working across a variety of media, these artists explore themes unique to each of them. As the culmination of their journey at the University of St. Francis, this exhibit not only reflects the skills gained from their time as students, but also their personal growth as artists,” said Jennifer Moore, USF Art Gallery Director and Collection Manager.

The exhibition will be on display at the USF Art Gallery, which is located at 25 E. Van Buren Street in Joliet, from April 30 through July 30, 2021, and is open to the public. The current gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Starting on May 15, the gallery will be open on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the USF Art Gallery on Facebook at facebook.com/theuniversityofstfrancisartgallery for more information.

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 51,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.

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All-School Art Exhibition Open to the Community

Joliet, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF) Art & Design Department recently held its 2021 exhibition and competition. The annual competition is open to all USF students from any major. All students were eligible to receive all prizes regardless of major, with the exception of the Coleman Scholarship, which is awarded to an Art major.

The exhibition is open to the public from now through April 12, 2021, during regular USF Art Gallery hours, which are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The USF Art Gallery is located at 25 E. Van Buren Street (on the corner of Van Buren Street & Scott Street).

The results of the competition include:

  • Coleman Scholarship (awarded to an Art major) – Rylee Carpenter
  • Presidential Purchase Award (a $100 cash purchase award and artwork added to the university collection) – Liliana Gomez, Red;
  • Dean’s Choice Award ($100 cash purchase award, artwork and artwork added to the university collection) – Evelyn Odum, First;
  • Art & Design Award of Excellence ($100 Visa gift card) – Vada Amdt, Gated Garden; Crystal Calderon, Technical; Jaclyn Duske, Forgotten Time; Collin Gilmer, Lake Falls; Jocelyn Hernandez Rodriguez, Afro Futurists; E. L. Porter, Andre Lorde’s Knowledge;
  • Honorable Mention ($25 Visa gift card) – Olivia Burbatt, Tribute to Felix Adler; Riley Harper, Untitled; Nicholas Munafo, Mysterious Figure; Veronica Navarrete, Ghost of You; Caelan Q. Ragain, LG; Jamie Stolfo, Untitled; Emilia Torres, Branding: Taco Loco; Maria Cruz Uceda, Untitled; and Odessa Villarreal, Ziggy.

Follow the USF Art Gallery on Facebook at facebook.com/theuniversityofstfrancisartgallery.

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 51,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.

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