The 2018 Student Art Exhibit offers chances to learn about, enjoy, purchase student art

LCCC staff speak with student artist Caroline Pring about her artworks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Jason Lux

Student Art is now being exhibited at Laramie County Community College’s Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery and will be on display through May 1.  At noon on April 11, a reception was held in the gallery where various artists, students and faculty gathered to view and speak about the works.

Amy Vialpando, a Cheyenne native who chose which works would be included in the exhibit, spoke briefly to those in attendance at the start of the reception about the value of student art shows.

“Exhibiting work in the gallery calls for many different problem solving skills,” Vialpando said. “There are issues with lighting, framing and placement that must be solved creatively to exhibit works in the best way.”

Vialpando went on to explain how student art shows exhibit a wide array of skills and individual talents. They provide opportunities to see what kind of assignments there are in the college’s art classes and how students handle these assignments. Art students and gallery viewers alike can learn a lot from such shows.

The art can be seen from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Those with prices listed in their descriptions can be purchased. For more information on the gallery or purchasing an art piece, contact Matt West at 307-778-1164.


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