By Emily Csukardi
Glendale Community College students are showcasing their art in the 47th annual student art exhibit, April 15-30.
“The exhibit gives students real world experience. It also gives the opportunity for the public to share in the students’ success,” said GCC photography professor Brendan Regan.
The exhibition features artwork such as painting and watercolor, 2D artwork, photography, multimedia and animation, large sculpture and mixed media projects.
Many of the entries are from students in various art classes on campus. Some of the art is from various class projects and assignments.
Photography students Ani Tsarukyan and Tim Nichols prepared their photographs in Regan’s Intro to Photography class by choosing and matting their photos.
“I am submitting a black and white landscape of a photo I took in Munds Park when it was snowing. My other photo is of a pail filled with gravel, taken with film,” said Nichols.
Both Nichols and Tsarukyan will be submitting photos they took for class assignments.
“The first photo I am submitting was taken with a pinhole camera. It consists of two pieces of negative and positive photos. The second photo captures the motion of dancers in black and white,” said Tsarukyan.
Each participating student has submitted one to two pieces for the show.
Much of the artwork holds individual significance and reason within the student artists.
“I am trying to concentrate on havingdeep meanings within my photographs,” said Tsarukyan.
“I chose the gravel photo because of the rich texture and shallow depth of field. I am submitting the Munds Park photo because it was the first landscape photo I’ve ever taken,” said Nichols.
Some art may be for sale, though the purpose of the exhibit is to celebrate the artwork made by students on campus.
“I am most excited to receive opinions from people on my art,” said Tsarukyan.
The student art within the exhibit will be subject to a panel of faculty jurors. Participating students who place will be awarded cash awards.
“Honestly, it’s not about winning. I just want people to see my work,” said Nichols.
The opening reception is Wednesday, April 17, from 2-4 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 104. The exhibit will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until April 30. Admission is free of charge.