Monday, January 8, 2018

ICC Art Program Hosts 2018 Portfolio Day Event for Area High School Juniors and Seniors January 26

Area high school juniors and seniors are invited to showcase their original works of art in a juried show for a chance to win prizes in the 2018 Illinois Central College Art Portfolio Day, sponsored by the ICC Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department Art Program.
Students may enter up to three pieces of original artwork that have been completed within the past two years. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork will be accepted. Two-dimensional artwork should be matted and must have proper wire or hooks for hanging; no works will be accepted with wire or string taped to the back.
The Portfolio Day event takes place January 26 from 3 pm to 5 pm in Gallery 131D, located in the Academic Building on the East Peoria Campus. Students will be matched with an ICC art faculty member, who will review and provide feedback on students’ portfolios. One piece from each student will be chosen to be displayed in Gallery 131D.
All artwork chosen on January 26 will be displayed in the gallery from February 6 through March 2. A public opening reception will be held in Gallery 131D on February 6 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. At the reception, awards will be distributed for outstanding work from the exhibit. Refreshments will be served, and attendees will be able to learn more about the ICC art program, including tours of art classrooms and other galleries on campus.
Artwork in the student portfolio show must be displayed for the duration of the show and cannot be removed before the show is taken down by the ICC Art Program. All students (or teachers) are responsible for picking up students’ artwork on March 3, between 3:30 and 4:30 pm.
Information about the event recently was mailed to area high school art teachers. Students interested in participating should contact their art teachers to obtain an entry form.
This event is presented by the Arts at ICC, which has a rich history of enhancing the arts community and expanding education beyond the classroom. Arts at ICC presents more than 500 exhibits, performances, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, master classes, clinics, seminars, receptions, orientations, forums, auditions and tournaments annually.

For more information, contact Jill King in the ICC Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department at (309) 694-5113 or jill.king@icc.edu. Copies of the brochure, entry forms and other information mailed to area high schools is also available online at ArtsAtICC.com/PortfolioDay.

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