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SE exhibit displays wide spectrum of student talent

Past Regrets, James D. Smith. Photos by Georgia Phillips/The Collegian
Past Regrets, James D. Smith. Photos by Georgia Phillips/The Collegian

By Taylor Jensen/entertainment editor

The new exhibit on SE, Studio Details, compiles art created by students who use a variety of media including drawings, paintings, ceramics and digital designs in pursuit of their passions.

NE curator Christopher Blay said the work demonstrates developing talent and students who are fine-tuning their craft with the help of their professors.

“Our students learn about professionalism in the arts by participating in an exhibition of their work,” he said. “The work in the exhibit is a survey of art created by our studio art students in a spectrum of achievement ranging from beginners to advanced.”

Blay said the finished exhibit provides a special opportunity for both the teacher and the student.

“Faculty get to observe the fruit of their labor and that of their colleagues in other disciplines of studio art,” he said. “The students in turn can get feedback from their peers and other professors about their work and benefit from critical discourse.”

SE student Sarah Martin said she chose to contribute a charcoal drawing of a cactus inspired by her penchant for desert scenes.

“Honestly, in the beginning, I did not really like my piece,” she said. “But it ended up being one of my better pieces from this semester, and I am very glad to see it displayed and shared with everyone else on campus.”

SE student Brittanie Smith said her self-portrait “My World” represents her endeavors as a student, artist and friend.

“I am always looking to expand my knowledge whether that be in the classroom, art studio or [with] people,” she said. “As a student, I am inspired by my love of knowledge and curiosity. My friends, experiences and music shape my art and give it meaning.”

Vietnam, Vu Nguyen
Vietnam, Vu Nguyen

Smith said she hopes others can derive inspiration and meaning from her work.

“By showing my work to others, I can express how I feel and what I think better than anything I could ever say,” she said.

Another SE student Idalia Magnone said she started pottery years ago but just recently returned to her first love — clay.

“It’s fun and relaxing to work with, and it’s always there for you,” she said. “No matter what I do in life, I can always come back to clay.”

Magnone said TCC has a lot of talent, and she is honored her work is displayed among that group.

“Right now, I’m just trying to make as much work as possible and trying to figure out in what direction I want to go with it,” she said. “Showing my work for the first time was an amazing feeling.”

Studio Details runs until May 4 and is in Art Corridor I. Galley hours are the same as campus hours Monday-Saturday.

For more information, contact Blay at 817-515-3406 or christopher.blay@tccd.edu.

Teatime, Katelyn Fisher
Teatime, Katelyn Fisher
Green and Purple Octopus Vessel, Kayla Henson
Green and Purple Octopus Vessel, Kayla Henson
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