Pete Klubek’s memories of Scotland will make up part of his contribution to the Rend Lake College Foundation Students for Students Art Auction.
Klubek, a part-time art instructor at RLC and former intern here through Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, said he may submit several drawings depicting his memories of two trips to Scotland. He traveled there in the summers of 2001 and 2003. He said he was fascinated by the architecture and landscapes of the country.
Klubek said he may also donate some paintings, if they are not being used as part of an art exhibition at Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon.
“I had taken art classes since I was a junior in high school,” Klubek said. “I always sort of doodled. I used to make my parents angry for carving and whittling on the walls. I guess I was old enough to know better,” he joked.
“I like interacting with the students,” Klubek said of teaching art. “I enjoy hearing their interpretations of what art is and what it can be used for.” He said he hopes to be able to teach art full-time in the future.
The Rend Lake College Foundation Students for Students Art Auction is an annual event aimed at raising money for art scholarships. The auction is set for Thursday, April 7, at the Rend Lake Resort Conference Center. Preview is at 5 p.m. and the auction begins at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the Students for Students Art Auction are $10 and are available now. For tickets or for more information, contact Jo Ann Dick, Assistant Director of the Rend Lake College Foundation, at (618) 437-5321, Ext. 1214, or call toll-free (in-district only) at 1-800-369-5321, Ext. 1214.