MCC to host reception for guest artist

Illinois artist Diana Gabriel is exhibiting paintings and mixed media site drawings at McHenry County College.

The exhibit, “Time and Other Preoccupations,” runs through Oct. 2 in Gallery One and Gallery Two located in Building A, inside and at the entrance to the MCC Library, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

A reception for the artist will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

Gabriel grew up in a family of artisans in Bogota, Colombia, and spent hours watching her grandmother and other women spend countless hours making objects with focused patience and care.

Gabriel is currently a fine arts instructor at Harper College and art curator at Morton College in Cicero. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University and her Master in Fine Arts degree from Illinois State University.

For information about the artist, visit her website at www.dianapgabriel.

For information on MCC art galleries, contact Sandra Lang, MCC art gallery curator, at 815-455-8785 or

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