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Contact: Anna Marie Coveny, DeKalb Area Womenís Center
(815) 758-1351

October 4, 2007

NIU professor, mother exhibit artwork

DeKalb ó NIU Professor Meryl Domina and her mother, Janice Greer, will feature their artwork in a mother/daughter show through Oct. 26 at the DeKalb Area Womenís Center (DAWC) OnStage Gallery.

Domina, an assistant professor in the College of Educationís Department of Teaching and Learning, enjoys making art and feels that her strengths are in creating teaching situations that utilize creative activities. As principal and teacher at Sullivan House Alternative High School in Chicago, she created an environment that allowed formerly unsuccessful students to flourish. She also has served as creativity specialist at a religious school and lecturer in alternative/at-risk education at Indiana University, South Bend.

Domina has exhibited at Art Beat, the IUSB Library in South Bend, the Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago Student Gallery and at American Educational Research Association conferences. Her work includes painting in acrylic, pen drawing and photography.

Greer is founder and executive director of Sullivan House Child Welfare Agency in Chicago. She believes her painting has encouraged her to be a risk-taker who is aware of the many alternatives available in any given situation. She has taken art classes at the North Shore Art League, the University of Chicago Midway Studios, the Art Institute of Chicago, Oxbow and the Fine Arts Building Studio of Carol Dolan. Greer has exhibited at the Renaissance Gallery of the Chicago Cultural Center, the 57th Street Art Fair, Old Orchard Art Fair, the State of Illinois Building, the Beverly Arts Center and the Hyde Park Arts Center. Her current work involves collage, acrylic, watercolor and pastel.

The DAWC galleries are open each Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. or by appointment at (815) 758-1351, and are located at 1021 State Street in DeKalb with a parking lot one-half block south, off Eleventh Street. Call to use the accessible lift from the alley north of the building.

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