MCC art students show off their talents

Nadiia Petryk

From March 31 to April 10, MCC was celebrating its blooming art talents.
Like every spring semester, the Navajo Room of the Kirk Center was hosting the MCC Student Art Show. This year the exhibition was as diverse as all previous years and student creativity was on full display.

On display were drawings, paintings, digital illustrations, ceramics, photography, and more.

Out of 1,500 students of the Art Department the best pieces from 140 students were presented, among whom over $2,400 in awards were shared.

The jury had a really hard time nominating winners this year, because every participant demonstrated outstanding talent.

Sarah Capawana, Chair of the Art Department at MCC, was more than happy with the achievements students have made.

“I think it’s one of the nicest shows we’ve ever had. The quality of the student’s work is absolutely excellent,” said Capawana.

Even though every piece at the art show was good, there still were works that got to be called the best.

The drawing “Study 1” by Anne Solano from the Drawing III class won the award for Best of Show.

Helen Osman with her sculpture “Rewriting the Script” got the award for Best of Medium Ceramics.

Pieces from students Linda Powers, Christie Captain, Mike Moore, Andrew Height won Jurors Awards and several students were acknowledged as Emerging Talents.

But even students that did not get any special nominations felt awarded by just being presented at the show.

“It feels really good to go to the art show and see my own piece, because I’ve worked really hard on it, and now it’s among so many good artworks. it makes me feel recognized,” said Jayne Meyer, student of Ceramics I.

Capawana finds shows like this very useful to help promote art and the Art Department itself.

“The Student Art Show gives the campus an opportunity not just to see the students work but also to get information about the art department and possibly think about taking classes”.

Art student Elizabeth Page was very impressed and inspired by show.

“I think this show is very useful. It opens up a creative side of people and helps them not to be so scared about taking out their imagination and make art.

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