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Black Lives Still Matter

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017


Black History Month may be drawing to a close, but that does not make our current display on Black Lives Matter any less relevant. We actively celebrate the value and achievements of the black community both on campus and around the country. Student members of the NCC Black Student Association contributed to guide on the art, poetry, music, and film that celebrates the Black Lives Matter Movement. Enjoy what they’ve put together here.


Here is a preview:


Image of Black Lives Matter Guide




Tom Lynch Watercolor Exhibit

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Dramatic Watercolor, an exhibit by painter Tom Lynch, will be on display from April 1, 2012 to May 3, 2012 in the Osterle Library Gallery. Lynch’s dramatic use of color, contrast, sunlight and shadow will stimulate the imagination. He strives for movement and resonance in his paintings, pushing beyond what the environment provides on its own by embellishing the already striking features of nature. The artist reception will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 1. For more information see: http://finearts.northcentralcollege.edu/x53598.xml

Nancy Legner art exhibit at Oesterle Gallery

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Whimsical Chapters of a Secret World will run from February 9th through March 31st, with an opening reception on Sunday, February 13th from 1pm – 3pm. The artist describes her work as “carefully articulated whimsical fantasies that communicate highly personal narrative themes….The compositions explode with color and movement.. being outrageous, humorous, playful or absurd!” The exhibit is open to the public, and the gallery is accessible during the hours that the library is open.

New Art Exhibit in Oesterle Library Gallery

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

(Re)calling and (Re)telling by Kesha Bruce will be on display in the Oesterle Library Gallery from Sunday, January 9 through February 6.

The collection features photography to explore new ways of conceptualizing cultural and ethnic identities and histories.

An Artist Reception will be held on February 3rd from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Oesterle Gallery is located in the Oesterle Library at 320 E. School Street. A complete listing of Library hours can be located on the Library Webpage.

Tom Gill photographs at Oesterle Library Gallery

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Photographs by Tom Gill showing modern scenes along the historic Illinois & Michigan Canal will be displayed Oct. 17 through Nov. 18 at North Central College’s Oesterle Library Gallery. The photographer will greet visitors at an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19. The exhibit chronicles the heritage of landmarks along the waterway that opened up travel between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River when it was completed in 1848.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information about Tom Gill and the exhibit visit http://northcentralcollege.edu/x52826.xml.

Senior Art Show

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Graduating Art majors will exhibit selected pieces of their collective works in the Gallery at the Oesterle Library. Visitors can view sculptures, drawings, ceramics, paintings, two- and three-dimensional works. The opening reception will be held Sunday, May 16th from 1-3 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Gallery is open during normal Library hours.

Toes at the Oesterle Library Gallery

Monday, April 5th, 2010

The latest exhibit at the Oesterle Library Gallery features photographs by North Central College student Timothy Whitney. Whitney’s solo exhibit titled “Toes”  showcases a series of digital photographs exploring the insecurities and peculiarities of peoples’ toes.

The exhibit opens on Monday, April 5th and will be on display through May 6th. Whitney will be available to meet with visitors during a reception at the Gallery on Wednesday, April 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular Library hours.

Art Exhibit features Mixed Media

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

The “Natural Order” exhibit by artist Cheryl Holz is scheduled to open on Sunday, Feb. 21st in the Oesterle Library Gallery. The artwork is inspired by a fascination with nature and is influenced by the connection between nature’s patterns and those patterns found in our daily lives.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on display from February 21st through April 1st. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. During the reception the artist will be available to meet with the public to discuss her work.

The Gallery is open during normal Library hours. Visit www.cherylholz.com to read more about the artist and her works.

Photography Exhibit coming to Gallery of Oesterle Library

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

The upcoming art exhibit at the Gallery of Oesterle Library will feature the photography of  Shane Prine. The exhibit, “The Presence of Absence” uses photographic images to chronicle the slow decay of a farmhouse that has been in the artist’s family for generations.

The free exhibit will be on display from Nov. 15 through Dec. 17. The artist will be available to discuss his work and to meet with the public during an opening reception on Monday, Nov. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Gallery is open during normal Library hours.

Need Art?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Many students come to the library asking for books containing reproductions of art. Did you know that you can access 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture online via the library’s Saskia Art Images Collection? Included are images from many important collections, the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre, as well as images from archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt. Even if you don’t need images of art for a course, it may just make you happy to look at your favorite paintings. I love this Monet of a Paris railway station.

The database has several useful features, such as the ability to download high-resolution images and to save selected images using the “My Favorites” feature. Favorites can also be saved to your computer as a web page containing thumbnails with links to the high-resolution images. Check out Saskia Art Images and other interesting subject-specific databases on the library’s web page, Databases Listed Alphabetically.