GSU students among artists showing their work at Union Street Gallery


This month GSU students have an exciting opportunity: “Arising” is a student art show at the Union Street Gallery, 1527 Otto Blvd. in Chicago Heights. The exhibition opened Feb.16 and will run until Saturday, March 4.

A special reception for the event will be Saturday, Feb. 25 from 12-4 p.m. Come and support your fellow GSU classmates as they put their best work on display.

Union Street Gallery is a non-profit organization that is a resource for artists and the public. It offers studio spaces for up to 15 artists, as well as ample gallery space to support artists and community-building events.

“Arising” includes the artworks of students from Governor’s Statue University, Prairie State College and local high schools Bloom, Bloom Trail, Marian Catholic and Rich South. Vital to the development of young artists is the practice of exhibiting their work and speaking intelligently on their creative processes.

The exhibition is both a celebratory affair and a learning experience. In addition, student shows like this one offer an opportunity for young people in the community to be exposed to the arts in a way that is tangible and able to bridge gaps in their experiences, motivating them to pursue their own creative aspirations.

GSU Assistant Professor Gretchen Jankowski, who is on the Board of Union Street Gallery is organizing the event along with GSU alumnus and Gallery Director Julian Graham.

More about this event and other information on the gallery including other exhibitions and how you can get involved with this organization can be found at