Creston teacher’s art show opens May 2

Going to DeKalb, charcoal on paper, 1970 by Chris Perkovich. The art show Chris Perkovich: The First Seventy Years will be held May 2 at the DeKalb Area Womens’ Center, 1021 State St. in DeKalb.

DEKALB — The solo retrospective art show, Chris Perkovich: The First Seventy Years, opens the week of May 2 at the DeKalb Area Womens’ Center, 1021 State St. in DeKalb. Rather than rue the passage of time, Chris celebrates her first 70 years by showing artwork from every decade of her life. She is a Northern Illinois University School of Art and Department of Education alumnae, retired DeKalb District 428 teacher and current art teacher for Creston Elementary.

The show is a visual documentation of her journey to DeKalb before and after 1970 to work on a Bachelor of Fine Arts at NIU. It is an opportunity to view many of her paintings, drawings and soft sculpture on loan from private collections. 

Also included are photographs of collaborative artwork done with local children and adults as well as murals and recently completed Paint a Plug hydrants. Photo documentation of art completed to support literacy in the DeKalb Elementary Schools and the DeKalb Public Library is also included.

This solo retrospective exhibition is available for viewing from May 6 through May 27 on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. Also by appointment almost anytime at [email protected]. Parking is available in the lot a half block south on 11th Street. The accessible lift is reached from the alley north of the 1917 building.

A public reception will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 2-4 p.m. at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. For additional information, please contact: 815-758-1351 or [email protected].