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Art Gallery to host solo exhibition “Aloft” on October 25

10/23/2019 2:33 pm

A public solo exhibition, “Aloft” by Rafael E. Vera an interdisciplinary artist from Venezuela and based out of Chicago, will take place on Friday, October 25 from 6- 8 p.m. In addition to the exhibition, Vera’s work will be on display from October 25 through November 29.

Vera is the department head of Studio Arts at Loyola University, Co-Director of Ralph Arnold Gallery and received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Vera’s work is commonly installation-based, as well as two and three-dimensional, and oftentimes collaborative. His drawings and sculptures search for those in-between spaces where void and the dividing line interact and coexist. They reference a limbo space that investigates his constant interest for the transition.

Vera received his BFA and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he was a recipient of the Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship Award and the George L. and Roman Siegel Fellowship Award. In 2013, he received the 3Arts Ragdale Residency Fellowship. He was also an Artist Resident in HATCH Projects at Chicago Artists Coalition, 2014-2015. He is currently the Director of the Fine Arts Department at Loyola University Chicago where he teaches Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking.

There is no charge to attend. This event will take place in the Rockford University Art Gallery located in the Clark Arts Center, 5050 East State Street, Rockford. Clark Arts is accessible. For more information on the Art Gallery and to view upcoming exhibitions visit