Photo exhibit opens at Loyola School of Communication

Laurie Rubin photo
Chicago photographer Laurie Rubin will be the guest of honor tonight at a reception at Loyola University Chicago as the School of Communication celebrates the opening of her fall exhibit.

Here is the story from Inside Loyola:

Tonight, Wednesday, September 7, Loyola’s School of Communication (SOC) will unveil their fall 2011 exhibit featuring the work of Laurie Rubin, a Chicago artist whose photography has been used in many major advertising campaigns. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a reception will be held in the lobby of the SOC building, located at 51 E. Pearson St., to celebrate the exhibit’s grand opening and warmly welcome Rubin to the University.

Rubin, who specializes in photographing food and home decor, will speak about her interests and creative influences during the reception.

Don Heider, PhD, dean of the School of Communication, chose to feature Rubin’s artwork because he respects how, in her profession, she has discovered a “balance between art and commerce.”

“A lot of students are trying to figure out, ‘Do I do what I love or do I make money,’” Heider says. Rubin followed her passion, photographing still life, and that “attracted advertising agencies to her.”

He adds, “Her life has been this interesting balance between doing what she loves and making a living, and being very successful as a photographer.”

Reception attendees will have the chance to meet Rubin and hear firsthand about her experiences working with major advertising campaigns, including Macy’s, Crate and Barrel, General Mills, and Home Depot. All Loyola faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. Wine, beer, and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Rubin’s visually striking images, which burst with color and clarity, will be on display in the SOC building through fall 2011.

To register for, or learn more about the exhibit’s opening, please visit the SOC’s website. To view some of Rubin’s photography, visit her website at


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