INTERMISSION: MCCC Gallery Hosts Visual Arts Student Show thru May 12

by Patricia Bradford

Visitors can enjoy the 2011 "Visual Arts Student Show" at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College now through May 12.

West Windsor, N.J. — The artistic talents of Mercer County Community College’s Visual Arts students continue to be beautifully showcased in this year’s “MCCC Visual Arts Student Exhibition,” on display through Thursday, May 12. The exhibit is free and open to the public and takes place at The Gallery at MCCC, located on the second floor of the college’s Communications Building on the West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

An Opening Reception took place Wednesday, April 27, 5 – 7:30 p.m. The reception featured music by the Michael Huse Trio, a group comprised of MCCC students.

Eighty students have contributed works of art in a variety of styles and media. Approximately 160 two-dimensional works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, print, collage, illustration, photography, and foam core will be exhibited, along with 24 three-dimensional works in wood, ceramics, plaster and mixed media.

Says Gallery Curator Tricia Fagan, “We welcome the opportunity to introduce these emerging artists to art enthusiasts in our community. This is one of our largest shows ever, and still is just a sampling of all the art that is created by students studying in our Fine and Visual Arts programs. Viewers will be amazed by the breadth and depth of this exhibit.”

"Blue Vida" by Guadalupe Reyes, of Hamilton, is a large work in acrylic. It was inspired by her sister and took four months to complete.

The winning design for the show’s marketing postcard was created by Visual Arts student Cynthia Rivera. Five additional students created winning posters, which will publicize the exhibit around the Mercer campus. They are: Steven Biroc, James Pitonyak, Eli Rivera, Paul Toncgo and Sharon Uveges.

Gallery Hours for the exhibit are: Mondays, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the Gallery at 609-570-3589 or visit the college’s website at

This show is supported, in part, by the Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission through a grant funded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, and the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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