Art takes (Student) Center stage

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WCC student Clare Firn’s work from a Drawing II course (ART 122).

You don’t have to be an art aficionado to admire the many pieces on display right now at Washtenaw Community College’s Student Art Show. From now until March 31, artwork encompassing 2D, 3D and digital arts is being showcased on the second floor in the Student Center.

A reception is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the second floor in the Student Center. Awards will be announced at 6 p.m. with the following prizes up for grabs: a four-hour tuition award course to be taken at WCC and gift certificates to Blick Art Materials, Barnes & Noble, and the Art Center of Ann Arbor. Tom DeMay Jr., co-creative director of the Octane Design firm in Royal Oak and Lynne Settles, founding member of the Ypsilanti African American Mural Group, will serve as two of the five jurors.

“The (WCC Student) Art Show is a great way to showcase the high caliber of work that’s created by our students through WCC’s art courses,” said Allison Fournier, department chair of the Humanities, which houses the fine arts discipline.

“In the past, we’ve displayed the pieces in a gallery setting, but art can be intimidating to a lot of people,” added Ingrid Ankerson, WCC Graphic Design faculty member and co-chair of the Digital Media Arts department.

“We wanted to make it more accessible by showcasing all of this wonderful artwork in the Student Center, which is the heart of WCC’s campus.”

This story originally appeared in the March 2016 issue of On the Record.

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