FRCC student’s photograph selected for juried exhibition in Chicago

'Untitled (Woman at the 'Fridge)' by Laura Brent

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Laura Brent, a photography and museum studies student at Front Range Community College, has had a photograph accepted into “The American Dream: A Juxtaposition” exhibit at the Woman Made Gallery in Chicago.

The image, “Untitled (Mother at the ’Fridge),” was created as part of her Photography II portfolio.

Catherine Blackwell Peña of Memphis, Tenn., an artist, art educator, and juror for the show, viewed more than 200 submitted works and selected 34 works by 29 artists.

“The American Dream: A Juxtaposition” runs from Jan. 21-Feb. 24, 2011. The opening reception is Jan. 23, 2011.

Woman Made Gallery’s Web site says this about the exhibition: “It has been since the Founding Fathers declared in 1776 that, ‘all men are created equal,’ and we were granted the privilege of, ‘certain unalienable rights’ such as, ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’ that we began to search for the abstract notion of The American Dream. It is a philosophy that has grown out of the perspective of the people living it and has become as individual as those who still seek to pursue it and understand it.

“’The American Dream: a Juxtaposition’ seeks to define our current interpretation of ‘The American Dream’ while acknowledging what this dream exposes our minds, bodies, and environment to. This exhibition is open to all media that address the hopes, promises, and prosperity of ‘The American Dream’ as well as the inconsistencies and consequences of ‘The American Dream’.”

Woman Made Gallery is found at

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FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.

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