Teaching Gallery Presents Three Virtual Exhibitions to Showcase Student Work

May 6, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping students out of on-campus classrooms, labs and studios, Hudson Valley Community College’s Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media Department has moved its annual end-of-year student exhibits to virtual galleries.

The three exhibits – “Pulse 5” Digital Media Student Exhibit, the Fine Arts End-of-Year Student Exhibit, and The Before, The After and In Between: Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting End-of-Year Exhibit – that normally draw patrons and proud parents to the college’s Teaching Gallery can be viewed at www.hvcc.edu/teachinggallery. The online galleries will be available through Aug. 31, 2020.

The exhibits include a wide range of work: drawing and painting, photography, collage, interactive computer art, video, web design and animation. Graduates in both the Fine Arts and Digital Media programs may choose to continue their education or enter the workforce. This year, the college expects 11 students to graduate from the Fine Arts program and 29 to graduate from the Digital Media program.

“What a treat it is to view the annual student shows through the Teaching Gallery web pages,” said Department Chair Scott Hathaway. “So much work went into creating this – not only the students who created the work, but the faculty who helped select the work and the college [ITS] staff who put it together in such a compelling, professional and easy-to-view manner.”

“Pulse 5” features class work in drawing, 2-D design, photography, graphic design, video, digital imaging, animation, and web-based and interactive media completed during the summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters. The college’s Digital Media program offers either an Associate of Science degree or certificate, preparing students for further study or immediate employment in digital media fields.

The Fine Arts End-of-Year Student Exhibit includes drawing, 2-D design, painting and photography, also completed in the current and past two semesters by students pursuing an Associate in Science degree in Fine Arts.

Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting is two semesters of guided study for students who have completed foundation art courses and wish to pursue their own body of work. The students featured in “The Before, The After and In Between” are Brian W. Tran, Marissa M. Booth, Faith Michelle, Destinée Lee Kearsing, Caroline Callender, AJ, Jose Maria Renteria, Kasey Joyce, Maggie Schwind, Angela Lohaus, Jahniah A. Kum and Derek Marcelino.

The virtual exhibitions were developed by the participating artists with Digital Media and Fine Arts faculty members Justin Baker, Tara Fracalossi, Kyra Garrigue, Thomas Lail, Jason Van Staveren, and assistance from the Information Technology Services and Graphics departments. The Teaching Gallery is supported by the Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media Department, Cultural Affairs Program, and the college’s Foundation. Arlene’s Artists Materials of Albany underwrote student awards for the year-end exhibitions.

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