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Women's Art Exhibit Meet the Artists Reception

March 5, 2015

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MACOMB, IL – The public is invited to a reception for the Women's Art Women's Vision 2015 exhibit from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, March 9, on the second floor of the Western Illinois University Multicultural Center.

The reception will provide an opportunity to view the artwork and meet the artists. Refreshments will be provided.

"We sought submissions from female students, staff, faculty and alumni, as well as women from the community, and we have a wonderful variety of works and artists," said Women's Center Director Janine Cavicchia.

The media on display include acrylic on canvas board, acrylic paint, charcoal, digital fractal giclee print on silver paper, mixed media, oil and mixed media, photography, photo on metal, sharpie on Bristol, silk screen and jewelry (cast sterling, sterling and chrysocolla, sterling etch and oxidized).

This year's Women's Art Exhibit participants include:

Students (by county and hometown)

Dalzell - Nikki Rybarczyk, senior, art

Urbana – Leonia Pettigrew, sophomore, art


Ellisville - Molly Cameron, freshman, English

- Erin Lundgren, senior, art

- Kaitlyn Hirschbeck, senior, music

Western Illinois University Employees
Crystal Kepple – clerk, Veterans Resource Center
Sharon Knight, administrative aide, College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office
Deb Lutz – office manager, Geography Department
J. Gayle Mericle – professor, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
Margaret Sinex – professor, English and Journalism

Western Illinois University Alumni
Bushnell, IL – Jennifer Howard, WIU 2010, BA in art
Macomb, IL – Janice Rockwell, WIU 1972, BA in Art, 1994 MS in counseling and guidance
Quincy, IL - Mariann Tsilis Barnard, WIU 2009, 2010, MS in instructional design and technology

Members of the campus and the Macomb communities may visit WIU's Women's Art: Women's Vision 2015 exhibit Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., throughout March.

For more information, contact the Women's Center at (309) 298-2242, e-mail or visit

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