ROMEOVILLE – In November, Lewis University’s department of art and design will open an art exhibit featuring its faculty members, Kristin Callahan, Leslie Colonna and Mark Swain as well as retired professor Paul Mitchell.
The collective artwork will be on display from November 6 to Nov. 30 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery located in the Oremus Fine Arts Center on the Romeoville campus. A reception and gallery talk will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 9. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Kristin Callahan, assistant professor of art and design at Lewis University, is an experienced motion and interactive designer. In her personal work, she experiments with 3D printing and 2D/3D animated film and installation art.
Leslie Colonna is an assistant professor in the department of art and design at Lewis University. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She works in all media with attention to the figure and focuses on the human condition of being in the world. Her work has been exhibited nationally.
Mark Swain is the chairperson of art and design at Lewis University, where he has taught for 20 years. He holds an master's in fine arts in painting from Northern Illinois University, and has shown his work extensively regionally and nationally. He paints representationally in oil.
Paul Mitchell received his education as a painter, producing paintings and drawings. Mitchell taught studio courses at Lewis University for 15 years. In 1990, he began teaching computer graphic design and continued teaching at Lewis for another 20 years. Since his retirement, Mitchell has been focusing his attention on climate change images and illustrations of critically endangered animals.
In the department of art and design at Lewis University, students develop visual communication skills in core disciplines of art and gain knowledge of art principles, concepts and methodologies.
Students work closely with talented faculty and peers in well-equipped studios, practicing techniques, developing analytical and evaluative skills, and preparing materials for a portfolio. Bachelor’s degrees are available in computer graphic design, general studio art, illustration, drawing and painting.
Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates.
For more information, visit www.lewisu.edu.