ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rock Valley College is pleased to be displaying the art of Teresa J. Parker, entitled Esperanzas, an exhibition of images expressing the Spanish word for hope.
Parker’s art examines the difficult issues that face women with breast cancer. This group of drawings and lino cuts is dedicated to Parker’s sister who is facing her own battle with cancer.
The exhibit will be on display from now until November 7, 2011 in the Estelle M. Black Library in the Educational Resource Building (ERC) on Rock Valley College’s main campus (3301 North Mulford Road). Hours for viewing the art are Mondays-Thursdays, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Fridays, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Teresa J. Parker has gained recognition as an artist, curator, and educator. She has exhibited her artwork throughout the United States, Asia, and Latin America, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including grants from the National Endowment of Humanities, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Art Council. Parker also teaches studio art and art history at Benedictine University and College of DuPage.