The WWCC Art Gallery at Western Wyoming Community College will host the Opening Reception for “Strokes,” the Art students’ end-of-semester show, on Friday, Dec. 2, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Rock Springs campus. The show, which represents the culmination of art students’ creative efforts during the Fall semester, will run during normal College hours until Jan. 9, 2017.
“Strokes” features ceramics, paintings, drawings, design works, and both digital and traditional photographs.
In Western’s Foundation Art program, students explore techniques, ideas, structures, and the history of all materials in a hands-on studio approach and through written analysis. This semester’s classes included an additional intensive on textile-surface design, in which students stitched, painted, printed, and deconstructed fabric within the same work. This Special Projects class was led by guest artist Carmen Hay Kolodzey, whose work was displayed in the WWCC Gallery in the recent show “Thread Count,” which just concluded.
Instructors in Western’s Art Department include: Dan Cheek and Paul Ng for Photography; Florence McEwin for Design, Drawing and Painting; and adjunct Stephen Wardell, who has temporarily overseen the Ceramics area while Instructor of 3D and Ceramics Bart Fetz was on leave.
While the majority of Western’s art majors are Rock Springs and Green River high school graduates, the department also serves students throughout Western’s Southwest Wyoming service area, from out of state, and from several other countries, giving the program a mélange of creative and cultural perspectives.
”We have a very talented incoming class that assures an interesting and unique display, and while not all the semester’s works are on display in ‘Strokes,’ this will be a strong sampling,” said Professor of Art and WWCC Gallery Director Florence McEwin, Ph.D.
The show’s Friday, Dec. 2 opening reception is free and open to the public.