Satellite Gallery

Visit this gallery at the Old Courthouse Art Center in Woodstock.


Opening Reception: May 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. artistic silver bracelet

May 16 - July 7, 2019

MCC is proud to present an exhibition exploring HOW and WHY we adorn our bodies. An adornment is generally an accessory or ornament worn to enhance the beauty or status of the wearer. They are performative objects, and they are objects worn to activate space on the body.

Amy Ortiz, Sarah Ruthven, and Sonya Baysinger, Instructors of Art History and Light metals at McHenry County College, are the organizers of this exhibition. The Satellite Gallery in the Old Woodstock Courthouse is part of a partnership between MCC and the Northwest Area Arts Council.


Opening Reception: March 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. colorful birds on white background

March 21 - May 1, 2019

RIGHT ON! The Collins English Dictionary defines the expression as one used to describe something as extremely good, sophisticated, informed, current, fashionable and relevant. Likewise, the work in this exhibition is a sampling of some of the strongest work coming out of MCC's painting studio, said Matt Irie, MCC art instructor, and MCC Art Department chair.

The artists participating in this exhibition are Julia Fisher, Mary Mariutto, and Gloria Stewart, Natasha Gubernov and Denise Hoover.

Portrait Mode

Opening Reception: February 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. photo of girl on red car

January 31 - March 10, 2019

Named after the Automatic Function on most cameras and phones; Portrait Mode presents new images by current McHenry County College photography students. These artists are re-imagining strategies for creating portraits, anything but an automatic response to their subject matter. The work in this exhibit examines these students’ varied interest in using the idea or format of a portrait to create meaningful photographs.

Artists include Jenna Ahrens, Kathryn Beam, Roni Durbin, Janet Gaffney, Megan Gurba, Christine Heller, Wyatt Prather, Yuecheng Zhang, Michele Janelli, and Matthew Bork.

New Hires

A stoneware sculpture titled 89/100, by MCC adjunct art instructor Jeremy Foy is part of an MCC art exhibition, NEW HIRES, featuring varied and multiple approaches and points of view by MCC adjunct art faculty in the Satellite Gallery at the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock from Nov. 1 through Jan. 20, 2019.

November 1 through January 20, 2019

Opening Reception: November 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Art Department at McHenry County College has a long and rich history of hiring artists who are also excellent educators. The combination of these two skills creates rare opportunities—both in the classroom and the professional gallery setting—for learning and enrichment.

The new adjunct faculty showcased in this exhibition all arrived to the MCC Art Department in 2018. College art instructors said the adjunct faculty are formidable forces in the classroom and professional artists outside the classroom.

NEW HIRES features the work of Sarah Dupre of DeKalb, Jeremy Foy of Geneva, Kat Liu and Caitlin Ryan, both of Chicago. Their artwork is varied and multiple approaches and points of view are displayed, including photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics.

This show is part of an ongoing series in the Satellite Gallery at the Old Woodstock Courthouse, in partnership with The Northwest Area Arts Council.


All Things

Photo of MCC student's ceramic show

September 3 through October 25

Opening Reception: September 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.

MCC's Satellite Gallery is proud to present an eclectic body of MCC’s finest ceramics student work representing highly abstract, deceptively subtle and functionally straightforward works to intrigue and inspire!

You are warmly invited to take a metaphysical journey into the minds of ceramics artists that are forging new paths with sculpture construction, wheel-throwing, hand-building, slip-casting and decorative glaze application.




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