Regina Dominican will be hosting an alumnae art installation during Reunion 2018. Artists Kate Rockelmann Compernolle and Susan Nitto Bennett, both Class of 1970 will display their works during the Reunion Reception in the school on Saturday, October 6 from 5-7 PM. Their paintings will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Regina Dominican.
Artist Bio: KATE COMPERNOLLE has been lucky to translate our world of art into paintings for the last eighteen years.
She earned her BFA with an award in Interdisciplinary Exellence, combining Art Education with the study of Creative Dramatics. The former solidified art principles learned at Regina and the latter tapped into the way she likes to creatively interpret her subject matter, most often people. She is fascinated by solitary expressions; dialogue between two; depictions of emotion, motivation, identity.
One of her goals is to go beyond the literal interpretation of the figure. She likes to create paintings that have movement and energy, but also ambiguity, much like the figurative paintings of Richard Diebenkorn and the contemporary painters Marianne Kolbe and Jennifer Pochinski. Duke Ellington said, “Music is what happens between the notes.” Compernolle wants to suggest. She wants the viewer to fill in the blanks.
Compernolle’s work has received special recognition at the Evanston Art Center Member/Faculty Show, the North Shore Art League, and at the Friends of the Wilmette Library juried Art Show where she was one of nine selected to have a Solo Exhibit. She has also held one woman shows at Three Crowns Park and Over the Rainbow Gallery in Evanston.