“Visual Arts Student Exhibition” now at the MCCC Gallery

‘DONUTS’: This work by Kate Taussig is part of the ‘Visual Arts Student Exhibition’, on view at Mercer County Community College’s gallery in West Windsor until May 11. The exhibition features 40 works by 23 student artists from the visual college and graphic arts programs.

Creativity is in bloom at the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) gallery as art students showcase their talents at this year’s Visual Arts Student Exhibit through May 11. The show is free and open to the public.

The gallery is located on the second floor of the MCCC Communications Building on the West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A vernissage is scheduled for Wednesday April 6 at 7 p.m.

The exhibit includes 40 works by 23 student artists from the college’s visual and graphic arts programs, including fine art, advertising and graphic design, digital arts, photography, and sculpture.

“From an academic perspective, the ‘Visual Arts Student Exhibition’ is the most notable exhibition of the season,” said Lucas Kelly, MCCC Gallery Director. “It offers students the opportunity to showcase their work – often for the first time – and document their creativity and initiatives outside of the safety of the classroom.”

Kelly pointed out that the prolonged social effects of the pandemic have made this year’s student expo an especially important moment for students in all visual arts programs at Mercer County Community College.

“This year’s students have made the brave move of publicly exhibiting their work,” Kelly said. “Many of these works clearly express the emotional impact of the pandemic.”

Kelly further explained that for students, a major step in becoming a visual arts professional is developing the confidence to share their work with the public.

“Celebrating this moment with our students is an honor,” he said.

Gallery hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For more information, visit mccc.edu/gallery.

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