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MFA candidate Rachelle Hill receives travel grant to Vermont

June 28, 2016
Rachelle Hill

Rachelle Hill

Rachelle Hill, an MFA student in the NIU School of Art and Design, received a Mid America Print Council travel grant to support her residency this summer at the Vermont Studio Center.

Recipients of this biennial award will present their research at the 2016 MAPC Conference at Indiana University Southeast and the University of Louisville, scheduled from Oct. 5 through Oct. 8.

Hill will conduct research and experimentation in monotype and relief processes on fiber materials. This new body of work also will be exhibited in the fall at Northeastern Illinois University’s Fine Arts Center.

An artist and educator from Chicago, Hill works as a teaching artist who brings transformative arts education to Chicago youth with limited access. She is an active member of the art community in Chicago, serving as a board member for the Chicago Printers Guild.

The Vermont Studio Center’s mission is to provide studio residencies in an inclusive, international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form.