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Moraine Valley hosting art exhibit by Lynn PetersBy Moraine Valley Community College Nov. 28, 2011 at 1:07 p.m.
Moraine Valley Community College is hosting “Port Hope” by Lynn Peters, artist and Moraine Valley professor of Sculpture and Ceramics, in the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. The exhibit is partially funded by Palos Fine Arts and will run until December 15.
“Port Hope” is an installation piece incorporating three elements in its construction: rearview mirrors, a roadside sign and book titles. The project began in 2009 when Peters was looking for an object to be a vehicle for writing words on, something she could make in multiples using clay. She wanted something ordinary but had a life of its own. She saw the Port Hope sign by chance on a road trip with her parents. Initially, Peters planned to inscribe the mirrors with extracts from her journals, but she wanted the work to honor her father and instead used book titles because he was never without a book.
“I am interested in the ways our verbal communications can be made into art,” said Peters. “I journal conversations from everyday life, and I consider them a documentation of what is present in my community. I work with the notion that who you are is totally and only a function of the conversation you engage in, and I illustrate these moments in time with collages, a kind of visual diary of what took place.”
Peters has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University in New Jersey and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University, New York State College, in Alfred, New York. Peters has owned a design studio and sculpture business, completed an international residency in Toronto, Canada, and is a published author who has been exhibited mostly on the East Coast.
The Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery provides an opportunity to view locally and nationally recognized artists. Exhibits in the art gallery are free to the public and are available for viewing Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as during most performances in the Fine and Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit morainevalley.edu/fpac or call Jennifer Kiekeben at (708) 608-4231.
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