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Michael Chlebanowski

Michael Chlebanowski

Associate Professor of Art
Email: mchlebanowski@hlg.edu
Phone: 573-629-3176

Brief Bio

"I believe teaching is my calling," said Michael Chlebanowski, who has taught in HLG's Art Department since 2006. Although he has professional experience as a graphic designer, illustrator and business owner, Chlebanowski says he is most fulfilled as a college professor. Outside of the classroom, he continues to exhibit his art, both painting and photography. Chlebanowski and his wife also own Rooster's Crow Art supply store in Hannibal, MO.

The Chlebanowskis moved to Hannibal from the Chicago, IL area where they met in high school, got married and had children (they have three daughters and eight grandchildren). While there, Michael felt a strong calling to become a college professor in art, earning his MFA in studio art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.

Educational Background

  • M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, 1996
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1995
  • B.A., North Central College, 1989
  • A.A., College of DuPage, 1984

Awards or Achievements

  • Best of Show, 2009
    Marion County Fair
  • Best in Painting, 2009
    Marion County Fair
  • McCorkel Award for Oil Painting, 2007
    Hannibal Arts Council
  • First Place - Professional Oil Painting, 2007
    Flower Show, Palmyra, MO
  • First Place Professional Watercolor Painting, 2007
    Flower Show, Palmyra, MO
  • McCorkel Award for Oil Painting, 2006
    Hannibal Arts Council
  • Permanent I&M Collection Purchase, 1995
    Lewis University
  • Honorable Mention, 1994 Dramatic Concepts International Art Competition, Dallas, TX

Courses Taught

  • Drawing
  • Introduction to Studio Art
  • Introduction to the Visual Arts
  • Visual Communications
  • Computer Art
  • Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Art Appreciation
  • Magazine Production

Contact Information

Academics Office