Every Third Friday, Third Degree invites a new local artist to showcase their artwork in our East Gallery. This month, Third Degree welcomes artist and instructor Christina Gregor and her showcase, “staying in to savor the silence.“
Christina’s showcase features a whimsical, cotton candy colored, pensive and playful collection of drawings, mainly narratives with a hint of a pun in each image. Both sweet and sad, they focus on the search for identity and belonging. Addressing the security and vulnerability of connection, they straddle the moment when aloneness is broken. The depicted characters are caught in sometimes tragic scenarios in which their desire and hope trumps the fear or anticipation of pain.
Originally from Park Ridge, IL, Christina has been creating and exhibiting work for her entire life. In 2004, she received her BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Printmaking from Webster University. She then went on to complete her MFA in Studio Art from Northern Illinois University in 2007. She has since continued “making things,” exhibiting nationally, and teaching studio arts at the college level.
You can view more of Christina’s work on her website, or stop by our gallery before Wednesday, May 18, to check out her display! We’re open 10:00a-5:00p, Monday-Saturday.