Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Paula Kloczkowski Luberda ~ Breaking Criminal Traditions at North Central College

 Paula Kloczkowski Luberda, Anticipation, ceramic and wood, 25” x 7” x 15” 

Save the date:
Opening Reception: Friday, February 13, 6:30-9pm

The next evolution of the Breaking Criminal Traditions exhibition will open at the Schoenherr Gallery of North Central College on Monday, February 9th. A public Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, February 13th from 6:30-9pm. The show features the work of eighteen artists from around the country, calling attention to the ongoing ancient rituals that kill or maim millions each year—yet are not considered crimes. The exhibition focuses on the beauty of high-quality fine art to raise awareness of human rights issues and—in doing so—begins a dialogue that may encourage change.

This provocative yet engaging exhibition debuted in 2013 at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, putting the shadowy topics of honor killing, child marriage, acid violence—among others—directly in front of current and future law makers. Since the show debuted, new fine art pieces have been added. The show has evolved into the unique presentation designed specifically for the Schoenherr Gallery of North Central College.

A series of dramatic ceramic and mixed media sculptures—created by Naperville Artist, Paula Kloczkowski Luberda—are included in this exhibition. The sculptures offer us a look into  Kloczkowski Luberda's though-provoking world, with psychologically-driven, nondescript figures in situations with which we can all identify.

Paula Kloczkowski Luberda will be taking part in a Breaking Criminal Traditions panel discussion in the Madden Theater of North Central College on Thursday, February 12. The Schoenherr Gallery of North Central College is located at 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540. The Breaking Criminal Traditions exhibition will continue at the Schoenherr Gallery through April 6, 2015.

Paula Kloczkowski Luberda is an established and widely exhibited artist. Her work has been presented in regional, national and international exhibitions for more than two decades. Her extensive award list includes: A Purchase Award from The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, A Merit Award from Salisbury State University; Best of Show from Nicolet College, Wisconsin; 3rd Place Indiana University; Merit Award Quincy Art Center; Honorable Mention from Rockford Art Museum, and an Award of Excellence from the Norris Cultural Center of St. Charles.

Paula Kloczkowski Luberda—and her work—has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times and the Daily Herald News Paper, as well as other print media. Her work was also featured on NBC Channel 5 news.

Luberda’s education includes a BA in Studio Art, an Associate’s degree in Design and Illustration, specialized instruction in ceramic sculpture from the Art Institute of Chicago, fiber sculpture from Concordia University, Montreal Canada, Mold making from San Antonio Institute of Art, San Antonio, Texas, and Patination at Cleveland University, Cleveland Ohio.


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