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.

About Jason Lux (29 Articles)
I’m from a tiny town just north of Rock Springs, Wyoming called Farson. If you know of it at all, it’s almost certain that it’s due to its famous ice cream store that will put a half gallon into a single cone. Otherwise, it’s a two-gas station town with ranches scattered among oilfield businesses. I spent my time there building fences, herding cattle, lighting bonfires, and participating in all other rural activities. At 18 I sought out the world beyond Farson. I hitchhiked and rode greyhound busses across the country for a few months, living out of my backpack and exploring the amazing American landscape. I settled in Eugene, Oregon for about a year, worked odd jobs and passed the time until I decided to move back to Wyoming and attend Laramie County Community College. I’ve majored in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Spanish. I enjoy painting, drawing, reading and traveling to learn about different cultures and the vast plains of humanities variations. In the fall I’ll be heading to UW to major in Latin American Studies and hope to cultivate a career in travel and international relations.

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