Harper hosts 39th annual Small Works exhibit

Small Works Gallery 2016 Sculpture PhotoHarper College is highlighting the small-scale work of artists from across the country at its 39th annual Small Works exhibit.

The national juried exhibition is now open and will take place through Thursday, Sept. 29, at Harper’s Art Exhibition Space, Building C, Room C200, on the College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

“Juried shows are a long tradition, and there are not many that run this many consecutive years,” said art Professor Jason Peot. “For its longevity and consistency, Harper’s exhibition is fairly significant in that regard.”

Patrons can view the work and read statements from 20 artists. Work represents a range of media from photography and prints to painting and sculpture. More than 200 artists submitted about 600 pieces for consideration in the show.

“The community gets a little sampling of what’s happening all around the country,” Peot said. “The show is nicely different that way every year. We always have a really good mix of artists.”

Small Works Gallery wall art photoThis year’s exhibit will be juried by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, director and chief curator of DePaul Art Museum at Chicago's DePaul University. Before coming to DePaul in 2015, Rodrigues Widholm served for 16 years as curator at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

The exhibit is free and open to the community. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For more information, visit harpercollege.edu/smallworks or contact the Art Department at 847.925.6568.

Media contact:  Kim Pohl, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159

Last Updated: 11/21/22