2022 Alumnae Exhibition

2022 Alumnae Exhibition

Apr 21

Vander Vennet (lecture)
Moreau Art Galleries (reception)
Thursday, Apr. 21 - Sunday, Jun. 5 Free Event

2022 Alumnae Exhibition with 
Jane Carney + Mary Zicafoose: DOUBLE-VISION

April 21

Public Lecture 3:30 - 4:30 pm EST Vander Vennet Theatre
Reception 5:30 - 7:30 pm Moreau Art Gallery


The “Alumnae Exhibition Series” is an annual series that invites alumnae of the college back to campus to engage with current students to discuss career choices and professional development, present a public lecture, and exhibit a current body of work. Two receptions are hosted for the artists: an opening reception near the end of the semester, and a closing reception which is open to the public during Reunion Weekend, where the artist joins us in person to present a gallery talk and discuss the work with attendees.

Our 2022 Alumnae Exhibition Series artists are Mary Brelowski Zicafoose '73 and Jane McCormick Carney '73.

Mary Zicafoose

Nebraska artist Mary Zicafoose is a master of ikat, a complex resist-dye textile process. She received her BFA from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, graduate studies include the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Nebraska. A three-time USA Artist Fellowship nominee, Zicafoose is co-director emerita of the American Tapestry Alliance. Her tapestries have been exhibited in the International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland; Museo de Textil, Oaxaca, Mexico; China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, and the collections of two dozen United States Embassy’s abroad. Extensive exhibition, teaching, and lecture venues include the de Young Museum, San Francisco, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN and universities, conferences, and textile programs worldwide. She is the author of “Ikat: The Essential Guide to Weaving Resist Dyed Cloth,” published by Penguin Random House.  www.maryzicafoose.com

Jane Carney

Jane Carney is a Chicago-based artist whose practice relies on an ongoing dialogue with figurative abstraction employing gestural mark making with formal elements of design in both drawing and painting. She received her BFA in painting from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana and her Masters of Interdisciplinary Art from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. Jane is a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists and currently serves on the exhibitions committee of the Evanston Art Center. Jane has attended residencies at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York and Vermont Studio Center. She received a Quick Start Grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Other workshops include Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado and OX Bow, Saugatuck, Michigan. Her work has been shown in a variety of venues and galleries including The Prudential Building, Chicago and Vedder-Price International Law Firm. Her work is in private collections nationally.

Jane Carney is represented by Brandt-Roberts Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, and West Loop Dot Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.  www.janecarneyart.com. @janecarney

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