Voices of Lake County

The Postcards Project


We invite you to participate in Voices of Lake County, a multi-year, interdisciplinary series of collaborative projects across the Communication Arts, Fine Arts and Humanities division of College of Lake County, including work in composition, art, digital media, communication, humanities, theatre, dance and more.

Voices of Lake County seeks to celebrate, empower, and amplify voices from the wide range of communities located in Lake County, Illinois, especially those that have been historically silenced or underrepresented in higher education. Our goal is to showcase the diverse experiences of our region and encourage those from within and outside of Lake County to better understand and appreciate our unique neighborhoods, communities, histories, and cultures.

Each year we will focus on a different collaborative project or theme. This theme for the 2021-2022 academic year is The Postcards Project, which explores how a postcard – whether in physical, digital or metaphorical form – offers a glimpse into a moment of time and place through personal narrative, art, and an intimate connection between the author and recipient.

The Postcards Project will culminate in a Spring Showcase in the Wright Gallery at College of Lake County from Thursday, May 12 – Thursday, June 23, 2022. The showcase will open on Thursday, May 12 with a live performance, followed by a reception at the Wright Gallery. Any member of the CLC community is invited to participate, but we encourage faculty to develop classroom projects and invite students to participate. The "Sample Projects" page includes ideas for projects that faculty across of variety of disciplines could implement into their courses.

Check out the below video highlighting the project, featuring CLC faculty, students, community artists, and an original Voices of Lake County musical composition.