The Rockford University Art Gallery provides a varied series of art exhibitions and related programming in support of the Department of Art and Art History and is an important educational and cultural resource for the campus and community. The Gallery is located in the Clark Arts Center, the locus of the University’s Department of Art and Art History.

Fall 2019 Exhibitions

Gallery Hours: M/W/F  3-6pm or by appointment

North Branch Projects

On Display: August 30 – October 4, 2019
Reception: Friday, August 30, 6:00 ‐ 8:30 p.m.
Free Bookbinding Workshop: Wednesday, October 2, 6:30‐7:30 p.m.

North Branch Projects is an artist‐run organization based in Albany Park, Chicago, that offers community bookbinding experiences. The project builds connections through the book arts, encouraging dialog between people in an inclusive setting, making it possible for ideas to be shared positively amongst neighbors and beyond. Through the Make Books! exhibition, North Branch Projects extends its reach to Rockford, offering community bookbinding experiences beyond the city of Chicago. Regin Igloria, North Branch Project’s founder is a multidisciplinary artist and educator based in Chicago, with several years of arts administration and teaching experience.

Rafael E. Vera

On Display: October 25 – November 29, 2019
Reception: Friday, October 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Rafael E. Vera is a interdisciplinary artist from Venezuela and based out of Chicago. His art practice spans sculpture, installation, painting drawing and printmaking. He 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.

Department Information

Rockford University Art Gallery
Clark Arts Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Millicent Kennedy Nora, Gallery Director

Admission is free.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
3 - 6pm, or by appointment.

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The gallery does not accept unsolicited exhibition proposals.