Local artist Tienne Rei Kollars finishes judging for RLC Student Art Show

INA, Ill. (March 26, 2014) – As the Rend Lake College Student Art Show draws nearer, last-minute judging and critiquing wrapped up just in time for the awards presentation, scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow night in the RLC Theatre Lobby. Tienne Rei Kollars, a local artist from Herrin and a previously-featured artist at RLC, was the final judge this afternoon.

KollarjudgingShow14 wHerrin resident and local artist Tienne Rei Kollars judges several three-dimensional art pieces entered in the RLC Student Art Show Wednesday afternoon for a number of awards and scholarships. The winners will be announced tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)


Art Associate Professor Melissa McClement-Engler said the show will be good for the students in more ways than only receiving a professional critique.

“We’re very proud of our students for all the hard work they’ve put in for this show,” she said. “We have already sold five pieces, so this isn’t just an opportunity for the students to compete and get feedback, but it’s also the first sell for some of them. Unlike art galleries, we negotiate for our students and take no commission. We just get the satisfaction that they’ve succeeded and we’re happy for them.”

A reception for the Student Art Show is scheduled for 6 p.m. with the awards presentation following. The show will remain in the Theatre Lobby until May 2. For more information about the Student Art Show, contact the RLC Liberal Arts Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1263.

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