This exhibition pays homage to two of Oakton’s senior teachers as they retire after long and fruitful careers with the College’s Art Department. Motivated by his own teachers - Rudolf Staffel and Ruth Duckworth - Peter Hessemer’s open-ended creative process draws its inspiration from natural objects. This show features his stoneware and porcelain clay pieces as well as series of drawings. An abstract painter for 30 years, James Krauss worked on very large canvases before shifting to small works on paper. While color and expression remain his primary interests, the use of paper and intimate size has enabled him to infuse his works with subtle nuances and poetic moods. The Farewell Show includes a range of Krauss’ pieces – including his most recent works as he turns to pure abstraction, limited to graphite and white paint.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday.
For more information, call 847.635.2633, or visit www.oakton.edu/museum.
Through Friday, March 22
Koehnline Museum, Des Plaines