Exhibit coordinators at Gallery 200, located at 103 West Washington Street, are pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit of the photography and stories of West Chicago High School English as a Second Language (ESL 2) students titled Torn, during the months of May and June. This exhibit coincides with the previously scheduled Art in Full Bloom exhibit in April and May, and Frida Inspired which will be installed for the months of June and July.
According to information provided by ESL teacher Mark Poulterer, the nature of adolescence can be a challenging period of life for all teenagers, often leaving them feeling divided.
A poster promoting the exhibit, shown at right, elaborates further. “Immigrants are divided too. It’s the nature of leaving one’s home. Divided between ritual and romantic, comfort and craving, nostalgia and the not quite yet.”
The public is invited to visit Gallery 200 during its hours of operation, Fridays, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., to view and ponder the artwork of students who contributed to Torn.