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MCCC Gallery Hosts 'Visual Arts Student Exhibition' April 10 to May 4; Community Invited to Opening Reception April 12


Connie Maglione's "Cherry Blossoms"

Carlo Fiorentini's "Home is Where the Odyssey Ends"

Christa Schneider's "Hand"

Lynne Faridy's "3 Pears"

C. Chase Easley Blanchard's "Dream Thyme"

Katie Inman's "Zebra Feathers"

West Windsor, N.J. – Visual Arts students at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) are ready to display their rich and varied talents as the Gallery at Mercer presents the final show of its 2016-17 season. The annual “Visual Arts Student Exhibition” runs from Monday, April 10 to Thursday, May 4, and is free and open to the public.

The community is invited to an Opening Reception on Wednesday, April 12, 5 to 7 p.m. The Gallery is located on the second floor of the college's Communications Building on the West Windsor Campus,1200 Old Trenton Road.Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Wednesday hours extended until 7 p.m.

The exhibition includes 65 works by 44 students from a range of Mercer’s Visual Arts programs including Fine Arts, Advertising and Graphic Design, Digital Arts, Photography and Sculpture.

Said Gallery Director and Professor of Fine Arts Lucas Kelly, "In my opinion, from a professor's view, the Visual Arts Student Exhibition is the most important exhibition in the Gallery's season. It is a time for students to showcase and honor the evidence of their efforts. While we appreciate their accomplishments academically and artistically, this is the moment when students take that important step out of the safety of the classroom. Having the confidence to share your work with the public is a major step in becoming a visual arts professional. Having the chance to celebrate that moment with our students is a great privilege."

Featured student artists include: Yongxi Bao of Hamilton (“Gerbera Daisy” and “Backyard,” oil paintings); Michele Bouchard of West Windsor (“Election” and “Emmie,” acrylic paintings); Laura Callejo Jimenez of Ewing (“My Old Dream,” photograph); Camilo Chaj of Trenton (“Desire To Create,” photograph); Sue Chio of Lawrenceville (“Spring Snow Bank” and “Green, Yellow & Red,” clay sculptures); Julia Cook of Ewing (“Vogue 1963,” inkjet print); Katja De Ruyter of Princeton (“Parisian Flowers,” acrylic painting, and “Mysterious,” oil painting); C. Chase Easley Blanchard of West Windsor (“Dream Thyme” and “Mosaic,” acrylic paintings); Lynne Faridy of Levittown, Pa. (“3 Pears” and “3 Pieces of Cherry Pie,” acrylic paintings); Carlo Fiorentini of Princeton (“Home is Where The Odyssey Ends” and “D.Q. Hits the Fan,” oil paintings); Jordan Fraser of Franklin Park (“Blue Jays,” marker); Christian Gonzalez of Ewing (“Abuelito,” photograph); Beverly Hagy of Ewing (“Follow The Rainbow” and “Democracy Blows Up,” mixed media); Carly Hall of Hamilton (“Aboriginal Style Cat” and “Still Life with Skull,” oil paintings); Karen Hodell of Hightstown (“Dream” and “Minotaur,” oil painting); Kimberly Hoff of Trenton (“Acoustic Guitar,“ mixed media); Katherine Inman of Hamilton (“Zebra Feathers,” acrylic painting); Megan Jean of Burlington (“City Lights,” photograph); Michael Lopez of Point Pleasant (“Lay-By,” photograph); Concetta A. Maglione of Princeton (“Japanese Cherry Blossoms” and “Amanda,” oil paintings); Lizzie Mayer of Allentown (untitled photograph); David Mesinoff of Cranbury (“Koan 16,” mixed media, and “Pear #3,” digital photograph); Suzanne Migliori of Groveville (“Loose Lineage,” oil painting, and “Father Nature,” clay sculpture); John Pietrowski of Ewing (“Drawer/Door” and “Fog Man,” oil paintings); Kassandra Pineiro of Hamilton (untitled mixed media); Danielle Rackowski of Hamilton (Prism #6” and “Surreal Self Portrait #4,” digital photographs); Regina Ritter of Trenton (“Diamonds & Pearls,” mixed media); Katie Rojas of Hamilton (“Lost Figure in the Mountains” and “Breathe,” digital photographs); Nevin Schleider of Mercerville (“Texture Blue" and “Green Leaf Pot,” clay sculptures); Christa Schneider of Princeton (“Hand,” ceramics, and “Monkey,” raku ceramics ); Megan Serfass of West Windsor (“Brody,” oil painting); Susan Siben of Robbinsville (“Exclaimation,” stoneware, and “Candlesticks,” raku ceramics); Olivia Stevens of Allentown (“Ariana,” photograph, and “La Quixote,” charcoal drawing); Zachary Gubatina Talbonen of Monmouth Junction (“Reduced To,” plaster sculpture); Amanda Tonkery of Monroe (two untitled mixed media); Maria Tyrasinsla of Wrightstown (“Shattered Dreams,” photograph); Lynn Way of West Windsor (“Crossing,” digital photograph); Lucinda Weller of Trenton (“Butterfly Emerges,” ceramic); Rena White of Lawrenceville (“Landscape,” acrylic painting); Daniel Woods of Hamilton (“Nightmare,” ceramic); Christina Young of Hamilton (“Piderpus,” ceramic, and “Ice Cream Pot,” mixed media); and Cindy Zumba of East Windsor (“Coffee Ad,” digital photograph).

For more information about this and other exhibits at the MCCC Gallery, visit The Gallery at Mercer.

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