JTCC local art students’ talents on display

Personal, thought-provoking, colorful, dramatic and imaginative – these are just some of the words that come to mind when walking among the eclectic mix of artwork that makes up the 2013 Juried Student Art Show at John Tyler Community College. The show features work in mediums such as oils, charcoal, photography, ceramics, wood, cardboard and paper and puts the many talents of the College’s art students on exhibit. “It’s amazing to see the increase in quality and variety of our students’ artwork year after year as our Visual Arts Program expands,” says Colin Ferguson, professor of art at John Tyler Community College. “I’m always surprised how they continue to top themselves with more challenging, creative, thought-provoking and well-crafted pieces every semester.”  More than 90 pieces of art make up this year’s exhibit, which was juried by Michael Gettings, artist and Chesterfield County Public Schools visual arts instructional specialist. During an opening reception on March 29, 2013, Gettings announced the award winners. The winners are as follows:

Best in Show
Terry Smith
Artwork – Time Passes Away

Plaza Art Awards
Robert Miller
Artwork – Koi Fish of Maymont

Jonathan Burnley Graphic Design Award

Jenna Farley
Artwork – The Witches Spell

The community is invited to visit John Tyler Community College to enjoy the 2013 Juried Student Art Show. The exhibit will remain on display through April 26, 2013. It is located at the Midlothian Campus on the second floor of Eliades Hall.

Photographs of the artwork, artists and opening reception may be found at www.flickr.com/johntylercc.  Information about upcoming art courses at John Tyler Community College may be found at www.jtcc.edu/schedule. Winners listed live in southeast Chesterfield.

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