Oct 11, 2011

Field Trip to the Art Institute of Chicago this Friday

We are taking a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago for this Friday. 

We plan on meeting at the train station in Elburn to catch the 9:25 am train to Chicago.  I recommend that you arrive at least 15 to 20 minutes early, as you do not want to get a late start, get delayed by trains/traffic, or get lost finding the train station.

Fees involved will be parking at the station, a day pass to use the Chicago buses, entrance to the museum, and a ticket to Chicago and back.  You may pack a lunch/dinner, or eat when we get there.  We can explore the museum together, or break up into groups.  I will give my cell phone number to those on the trip in case you get lost.

Besides a great collection, there is a special exhibit on propaganda posters from Russia, 1941-45.  So, if you are interested in typography, graphic design, history, culture, politics, this is for you.  If not, there is plenty of art from other cultures, genres, art practices, styles, and time periods to satisfy your needs.

All are welcome.

Hope to see you there.

Student Art for the Art Department Website

Hi Students!
We are working on updating the KC Art website and we are looking for images of student work to highlight our courses. Did you create something you would like to potentially see on the KC Art website? Please bring your work to KC so that Miles or Carol-lynn can photograph your work during the Month of October.


Oct 3, 2011

KC Art Gallery Event

Please join us at the opening reception for Stories and Metaphors by Oscar Martinez and Linda Garbe on October 4th, 2011, 5-8pm.  Bring friends and share the news!  Linda Garbe will be talking about her work at 5:30pm.

Sep 23, 2011

Free Museum Admission Day

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket...for free.

Sep 19, 2011

Fall Theatrical Production in need of Artwork for set

A message from Nadine Franklin, Theatre Director at Kishwaukee College:

In preparing for the fall play, we find ourselves in desperate need of art work.  There are three different hotel scenes and three apartment scenes - each needing their own styles of art.  Can you help us in this endeavor of the show?  Of course we will include names in the program, take great care of the works, and give them back promptly once the show closes.  We don't have a budget to buy pieces.  The walls are large and we can show anyone interested the space.

The play needs art.  This is an opportunity to help out, promote the arts, and get your work seen.  If you are interested and can help, please contact Nadine Franklin at:

Art Department

Sep 15, 2011

MLK Jr. Mural Competition

Opportunity for Art Students in the Chiago Region:
Hostelling International Chicago, in collaborationwith The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is pleased to host an annual competition for art students in Chicago honoring the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the continuing struggle for civil rights today.

Twenty student artists are selected to create individual murals on the 2nd floor windows of Hostelling International Chicago. All artists who are invited to participate in this annual commemoration will receive recognition, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Prizes will be awared to the students whose works best represent the theme of the exhibit.
  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100
More information about the Competition, including the submission form, can be found on our website at: www.hichicago.org/mlk.shtml. Please note that interested students should plan to submit their portfolios for the selection process no later than October 1, 2011.

Aug 10, 2011

Hi Everyone!
The semester begins soon, there are still some spaces available in the studio art classes (and some you may have noticed have been cancelled already due to low enrollment)...Please consider enrolling in the studio art class you need for graduation or for general experience.

May 12, 2011

Congratulations to...

The 2011 Recipients of the Roland and Lucille Matteson Jewelry Endowment Program Enhancement Juried Metals Competition are:
1st Place: Christine Wilson
2nd Place: Alexsis Corcoran
3rd Place: Jessica Brown

Mar 4, 2011

French Street Artist JR's TED Conference talk.

French street artist JR's TED Conference Talk.  His wish: use Art to Turn the World Inside Out.  Interesting, and inspiring.  Enjoy.

Jan 19, 2011

C'mon Folks, enter your artwork !!!

Greetings from the Kamelian!

The deadline for Kamelian entries is this Thursday-

They can bring their poetry/essay/short 
fiction entries to Connie or Quinn
in the ACSS office, 
and their 2-D, 3-D, and 
Photography entries to the Art Gallery.

Jan 13, 2011

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the Spring 2011 Semester!

The Locker Lottery will be held the 2nd week of classes.

Nov 16, 2010

Art Video on Fauvism

One of our students, Cory Cravatta, made a video on the artistic movement Fauvism for his painting class.  I thought I would share it.  Fauvism by Cory Cravatta


Nov 9, 2010

KC Art Department Spring 2011 Course Schedule

KC Fall 2010 Juried Student Art Show

It's that time again, for the Fall 2010 Juried Student Art Show.
We will have a best of 2-D & best of 3-D award this year.

Drop off dates will be the week after Thanksgiving Break.

Monday, November 29 1 - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, November 30 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 1 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday, December 2 1 - 7 p.m.

The exhibition will be on display Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - Thursday, January 27, 2011, closed during Winter break.

The reception will be Wednesday, December 8 from 4 - 6 p.m.--awards announcement at 5 p.m.

Please Note: All 2-D work must be hanging ready - questions about that? Ask any Art Faculty member

Oct 28, 2010

Interntational talk from 2 Dutch Educators at Kishwaukee College Today

International Guest Artist Instructor from the Netherlands, Adam Saint, and Administrator Ankie Labordus will be giving a talk today about their country, the education system, and culture at 2:30 today in  room A 225.  The talk will not focus on art, but it will still be a good opportunity to hear from our international guests and listen to their world perspectives. Adam specializes in Photography, digital art, and art history. Hope to see some of you there!