Andrea Sanchez '17

Art & Design

As a studio art major, Andrea Sanchez ’17 isn’t just studying the Chicago art scene—she’s now part of it, with a solo show at Rootwork Gallery.

Her show, “The Leaving: An Exhibition of Taking and Leaving Behind,” is on exhibit through Jan. 22 at the gallery, located in the city’s Pilsen Arts District. It’s a multi-media exploration of what people take forward and what must stay behind. Sanchez said the pieces in the show were inspired by visits to the remnants of the small town of Goeselville, Ill. The settlement’s inhabitants abandoned Goeselville about a century ago, when the Rock Island Railroad bypassed the town and went instead through what is now Tinley Park, Ill.