Lewis and Clark Community College opened the doors to its faculty art show on Friday, January 22.
The exhibit was held in the Hatheway Cultural Hall from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., revealing the works of faculty and teachers from L&C’s art department.
The purpose was to promote the arts, according to Christopher Brennan, assistant professor of art:
“This year’s art faculty exhibition brings together a diverse range of styles and media that demonstrate the varied perspectives of our excellent instructors,” Brennan said. “It gives visitors a chance to see that our faculty are highly committed working artists who bring their expertise into the classroom every day.”
The pieces ranged from drawn portraits and studies to sculptures and hand crafted guitars. Others included traditionally painted pictures, but also incorporated a sundry of different works, such as ink paintings printed on aluminum.
“You see the professors in a different light,”Morgan Laughlin, a student, said. “The art is a reflection of themselves.”
While the professors involved are skilled in their fields, they make it their priority to hone their craft with the students, instead of just teaching what they know:
“It’s a conscious effort that professors make that we try to challenge ourselves about art and encourage students to do the same,” Jason Bly, whose surreal paintings littered the exhibit illustrating a strange, futuristic vision, said. “It’s a priority to learn as teachers and continue developing our skills”
Along with the art professors, was Steve Campbell, director for web and graphic design who also had his photography included in the art show. “It’s an honor for me to be included in the company of such amazing artists.”
He noted he tried to tell a story with visual imagery, his work successfully captured moments from his travels across America, which included a beautiful beach panorama and a tranquil photo of rural farmland.
For anyone still interested in visiting the art show, it is open in Hatheway Cultural Hall, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until February 20 free of charge.