March 18, 2004
Artist Cheri Reif Naselli Presents Lecture and Workshop at Shimer College
Cheri Reif Naselli, an award-winning artist and teacher whose work has been exhibited at Chicago galleries including the Betty Rymer Gallery at the School of the Art Institute, Gallery 312, and ARC Gallery, brings her Lecture and Workshop 'What IS Conceptual Art? An Insight into Conceptual Art' to Shimer College. Ms. Naselli will speak on the evolution of Conceptual Art in conversation with the creative dialogue of art in the twentieth century. Conceptual Art is about ideas and meanings rather than form. To understand Conceptual Art, Ms. Naselli contends, we have to understand the evolution of thought among artists from the first half of the twentieth century. Workshop participants will explore the genre by learning to develop their own art in a conceptual context.
Ms. Naselli received her BFA from Ohio University and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She organized, co-juried and co-curated the exhibit 'Home Work/s' at Betty Rymer Gallery. She presently teaches a workshop on Installation Art at Loyola Academy and teaches privately. Her work, which has received several awards, has appeared in national and international competitions and in solo shows. Friends of Shimer College will remember Ms. Naselli’s Installation Art exhibit, 'Women: Human Rights, Abuse, and Intimacy,' which appeared at Shimer ArtWorks in May-June 2002.
The lecture will take place on Friday, April 2, at 8:00 pm in the Shimer College Gymnasium. This lecture is free of charge and open to the public. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session, and a reception in Prairie House Lounge, adjacent to the Gymnasium. The workshop will take place on Saturday, April 3, at 10:00 am in Prairie House Lounge, adjacent to the Gymnasium. The workshop is free of charge and is limited to 10 participants.