Article via Oly Arts
By Alec Clayton
This year’s annual faculty and staff exhibition at South Puget Sound Community College is an eclectic mix of drawing, painting, sculpture, and hybrids of those. It is work that is conceptually complex while maintaining aesthetic joy by artists who are more than talented — they are intelligent and in touch with the world in which they live and work.
The Leonor R. Fuller Gallery at SPSCC will host an exhibition featuring new work from the college’s own employees. The SPSCC Art Faculty and Staff Exhibition is on display from Monday, Aug. 30, to Friday, Sept. 24, with a closing reception on Friday at 6 p.m.
The exhibition will feature a variety of new work from Sean Barnes, Joe Batt, Liza Brenner, Colleen Gallagher, nicole gugliotti, Dan Meuse, Edgar Smith, Jane Stone, Bruce Thompson, and Seonju Townsend.
The Leonor R. Fuller Gallery is open in-person Monday to Friday from noon to 6 p.m., excluding holidays.
Building on the success of the online and hybrid classes offered over the past year, more subjects are expanding hybrid classes that include an in-person option. Adult Education is one area that is expanding and reimagining their class offerings this fall. Adult Education classes includes the areas of high school completion, English as a Second Language (ESL), Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST), digital literacy, and Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses that prepare students for college level coursework.
These past 16 months, our community has had a lot of practice being patient, following guidelines, and staying flexible. Some folks made the most out of it: learning new things, moving at a slower pace, and enjoying time alone at home. Some counted down the days to get together with friends and family, and missed having a full schedule with lots to do. And a lot of others fell somewhere in between.
The same is true of SPSCC students over the past year. Most students attended classes online from home, some joined in-person programs, and others took the hybrid class approach.
SPSCC is hosting the 2021 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition. The exhibit is open through Thursday, Aug. 19.
Guest juror Aisha Harrison will judge the annual exhibition of selected work from artists residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties. To learn more visit spscc.edu/gallery.
SPSCC announced last Friday the two recipients of the college’s 2021 Outstanding Student Award, Jayde Grams and Gal Keren-Aviram.
Jayde and Gal were selected for their outstanding achievements and contributions to SPSCC in the areas of academics, performance, and service to the college or the community, as well as their overall personal growth and development throughout their time at SPSCC.
"Strings Attached" student art exhibition is popping up at Heritage Park on Capitol Lake from June 1 - 7.
Sparked by conversations around the Netflix film "The Social Dilemma", students in two different art courses created pieces that represent the dangers and costs of social media, as well as re-imagining the app icons for popular platforms around the concept of authentic connection. The students collaborated with SPSCC Counseling, Library, and the Art Department.