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Contact: Anna Marie Coveny, DeKalb Area Women’s Center
(815) 758-1351

June 1, 2006

Attention: Editor

NIU art grad to exhibit work at DeKalb Area Women’s Center

DeKalb – David Zoberis Sr., who received a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from Northern Illinois University’s School of Art in May, shares his view of everyday town life in DeKalb through a series of new watercolors in the sesquicentennial exhibition on display at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center galleries during June.

In addition to this main attraction, Zoberis also will exhibit additional works created over a span of five years.

“When I see something that really catches my eye,” he explains, “I get lost in the painting of it – time seems to stop – translating it into my own painterly style. Light, color and paint are very personal.”

Each series, from the downtown marinas of Chicago to DeKalb to points in between, will present different techniques in a variety of media including charcoal, oils, mixed media and digital. Some of the original artworks can be viewed at the Web site, The artist can be contacted at

The public is invited to view these “Works from Within” through June 28 at the OnStage Gallery and the Great Hall Exhibition space in the DAWC, which is open for public viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the first and third Saturdays, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, and by appointment at (815) 758-1351.

The artist’s reception will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 23, and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The DAWC Galleries are located at 1021 State Street in DeKalb, with the accessible lift entrance from the alley north of the building. Parking is provided one-half block south of the corner at State and 11 th Streets.