North Central College Fine & Performing Arts

Jenny Dodson brings her highly anticipated music, fashion, and art installation to North Central

Published on 2/20/2018

Collaborative vanguards Jenny Dodson, Nickole Lanham, and Tami Kidd-Brown bring you their debut project, ROUSE18. This sublimely unconventional and rebelliously lush music, fashion and art installation is free to the public and will run April 13-May 27 in North Central College's Schoenherr Gallery, 171 E Chicago Ave in Naperville.

ROUSE18 creates an artistic visualization of the interplay between music and fashion. Through photography and styled looks, ROUSE18 showcases the impact music has on the fashion industry. Using imagery from the styled and live shoots of musicians, this installation documents a multitude of genres and styles and encourages viewers to see the resulting relationships.

North Central College’s Fine and Performing Arts will unveil ROUSE18 with a first blush before its public opening Thursday, April 12, 7-10 p.m. In an intimate gallery setting, guests will raise glasses and eyebrows with local musicians, featured artists, models and fashionistas. The experience will also include a runway show and pop-up shop with a curated collection of garments inspired by featured musicians and artists. Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit North Central College’s Fine and Performing Arts. For tickets and information, visit us at

ROUSE18 was the creative brainchild of fashion wizard and stylist Jenny Dodson. Dodson has always loved fashion and music. Throughout her life, she has sampled and rocked a variety of fashion genres, which have often coincided with her latest music obsessions. Marriage and mothering brought her into a new realm of learning how to look her best while raising her four daughters. One of her mantras has long been “the longer I breastfeed, the higher my heel.” Jen professionally started working as a stylist in 2004, when she curated workshops for new moms on how to publicly breastfeed while looking fashionable. This starting point has brought her to where she is today, an artist with a knack for eclecticism, a groupie who never stops dreaming, and a self-owned woman, who thrives on living an unexpected life and encourages her clients to find their own truths and express these truths through their styles. To learn more about Jenny Dodson visit her website at

North Central College's 2017-2018 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by BMO Harris Bank; Nicor Gas; Advanced Data Technologies; Blooming Color; Chef By Request; Elements at Water Street; Marquette Companies; Naperville Magazine; Ryan Hill Realty; Savant Capital Management; West Suburban Irish; Bar Louie; Catch 35; Dommermuth, Cobine, West, Gensler, Philipchuck, Corrigan and Bernhard, Ltd.; DuPage Foundation; Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk; Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House; Monarch Landing; Pinot's Palette; Sullivan's Steakhouse; Naperville Special Events and Cultural Amenities Fund; Illinois Arts Council Agency; and Naperville Development Partnership.

This exhibit is among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of artistic experiences for the public. For a schedule of exhibits and performances visit or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

For questions please contact Gallery Director Nickole Lanham at 630-637-5375 or