An artistic touch by WCC students

Students and visors check out displays at this year's Student Art Show. Photo by Jessica Bibbee.

Students and visitors check out displays at this year’s Student Art Show. Photo by Jessica Bibbee

The Washtenaw Community College Student Center was transformed into an art gallery when more than 100 pieces of student art were recently on display at this year’s Washtenaw Community College’s Student Art Show.

Works encompassing 2D, 3D and digital arts from a wide variety of WCC courses were selected, including Life Drawing I (ART 127), Ceramics II (ART 128), and Black and White Photography (PHO 129).

The artwork was on display from March 3-31, and a reception was held on March 16 with awards announced later that evening. WCC faculty, staff and students, along with community members were among those in attendance.

First place winners were: Irene Mokra (2D Art – Life Drawing), Adam Rogozinski (3D Art – 3D Design), and Karolina Kocovska (Digital Media Art – Photography).

Michael Benedict, art faculty member from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School; Siyang Ziui Chen from the University of Michigan – MFA; Christina Czaja, art educator at Lincoln Consolidated Schools; Tom DeMay Jr., principal owner and co-creative director of Octane Design firm in Royal Oak; and Lynne Settles, visual arts teacher from Ypsilanti Community High School all served as jurors at the art show.

“The art show is about and for the WCC art students. We wanted to give our students a professionally juried show. An objective look at a subjective subject,” said Belinda McGuire, WCC art faculty member. “Our students have displayed tremendous personal growth through their art. The art faculty, staff and administration at WCC are extremely proud of the volume and quality of art that our students produced.”

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

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