Batavia, New York - A diverse catalog of art projects produced by Genesee Community College Fine Arts students will be on display in the Roz Steiner Art Gallery later this month.
The display reflects coursework from painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and 2D and 3D design classes. “Teaching students how to both make and display artwork is an integral part of our mission here at GCC. We are fortunate to be able to do so in a state-of-the-art gallery,” says gallery director and GCC instructor Shirley Verrico.
The exhibition runs from March 22 through April 26, with two artists’ receptions to welcome the public to view the works. The opening reception is slated for 1:00pm on Thursday, March 29, with a second community reception set for Friday, March 30 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Many of the student artists will be present and refreshments will be served at both events.
Among the projects are hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics pieces that Fine Arts and Ceramics assistant professor Maureen “Moi” Dugan describes as a mix of various methods and approaches. “It’s awesome to see a non-art major blossom in the studio. They may be hesitant when they start the class, but have a fine body of work when they leave!”
The drawings and paintings run the gamut from impressionist to finely detailed drawings and the three dimensional pieces focus on structural works utilize foam core, mixed media and “found objects.”
Fine arts and photography instructor Andrew Super says the black and white photos in the exhibit express a great range of interests and backgrounds of GCC students. Most of the photos presented are from independent projects where students are asked to look at the world around them and respond to their environment via the camera. The result is an eclectic mix of images, ranging from narratives to abstract expressions of the everyday world.
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