Perrella Gallery Showcasing FM Students’ Works

April 30, 2013

Fine Arts Professor and Gallery Director Joel Chapin, FM student art show winners Ashley Smith, Mark Wood, Blair Comstock, Taylor DeSantis, and FM President Dr. Dustin Swanger at the artist’s reception. The group is standing by Wood’s large scale wood and metal sculpture.

Fine Arts Professor and Gallery Director Joel Chapin, FM student art show winners Ashley Smith, Mark Wood, Blair Comstock, Taylor DeSantis, and FM President Dr. Dustin Swanger at the artist’s reception. The group is standing by Wood’s large scale wood and metal sculpture.

The annual spring juried exhibition featuring the art works created by Fulton-Montgomery Community College students will be on display in the College’s Perrella Gallery now through May 10. The exhibition marks the culmination of the academic year for student artists at FM and contains 41 works of art selected from over 140 works submitted for judging by two external jurors. The jurors this year were professional photographer Gerald Skrocki and Union College Professor Charles Steckler. The jurors made the selections for the exhibition as well as selection of four juror’s awards.

The exhibition features a broad selection of works created in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and multi-media works. “It truly shows a broad representation of our students’ creative abilities, from technical skills to creative conceptual pieces,” said Joel Chapin, Professor of Fine Arts and Director of the Perrella Gallery. The exhibition has become a popular annual tradition since it first began in 1992.

An artist’s reception was held Friday, April 26 where the juror’s awards were presented. The winners of the two juror’s awards were: Blair Comstock for her charcoal drawing titled Fical Road and Mark Wood for his untitled large scale wood and metal sculpture. Two juror’s honorable mention awards were given to Ashley Smith for her photograph Miles Away and Taylor DeSantis for his pastel and colored pencil drawing titled That Feeling. A “People’s Choice” award will be presented at the conclusion of the exhibition for the art work that receives the most ballot votes cast by viewer of the exhibition. The cash awards were sponsored by the Student Art Guild of FM.

This exhibit continues through Friday, May 10. Perrella Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with extended evening hours until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday or by appointment. The Gallery is closed weekends and holidays. For more information, contact Chapin at 736-FMCC (3622), ext. 8977.

 

This entry was posted in General FM News. Bookmark the permalink. Comments are closed, but you can leave a trackback: Trackback URL.