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Intercollegiate art show now on exhibit

image003 (1)By Diana Leyva

Talent is on full display this month as Volunteer State Community College hosts the annual Intercollegiate Student Art Show. The art show will be open until February 22nd, and it can be found on the first floor of the Steinhauer Rogan Black Humanities Building. It is open from 8am to 8pm Monday through Thursdays, 8am to 4:30pm on Fridays and from 10am to 4:30pm on Saturdays. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Students enrolled in studio art classes from all of Tennessee’s thirteen community colleges were eligible to submit artwork. Out of 103 entries only 42 works were selected to be displayed. The exhibit features artwork from Vol State’s very own Jayna Edwards, Elyse Mutterspaugh, Madison Elise Warner, Quentin Boots, John Matthews, Sera Perrone-Rinaldi, Jesse Tarbuck, Britt Pugh, Sara Grace Wright, Julia Kabler, April Heimer (Baker), Cheyenne Calvert, Barbara Martorello, Denise Brown, Dylan Taylor, Jillian Manor, and Misun Rollo.

Each work was judged by Austin Peay State University’s Professor of Art, Drawing, and Illustration, Mr. Billy Renkl. Renkl has been featured in many exhibitions both nationally and internationally. In order to be completely fair and impartial, Renkl was not made aware of any of the students names or of the colleges names. Each artwork was judges solely on its merit.

The artwork covers a wide spectrum of mediums including, acrylic, oil, charcoal, ink, graphite, photography, plaster cast, collage, as well as digital media. For any interested in purchasing artwork please contact the Humanities Office at (615) 230 3200.

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