Monday, April 2, 2012

A Window on Local Art Shows

It's going to be hard to turn a corner this month without bumping into some art.

Charcoal drawing, “Neighbors,”
by Jennifer Martin, from last year’s
Art Students’ Exhibition at North Hall.
First of all, as The Digital Notebook reported on Feb. 8, the "Re-Creative" show of art made with recycled materials will continue at the Gallery School of Pottstown, 245 E. High St., through April 27.

There will be a reception Saturday, April 14 from 12-3 p.m. and the best in Show prize, sponsored by the BIE Green Team, will be presented 1:30 p.m.

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A similar show is gearing up at the Montgomery County Community College, which will state a show from April 9 to 18th called "Eco+Logic" in honor of Earth Day.

Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to participate in the art contest, showcasing ecologically themed and/or recycled art works, which is open to all media.

The registration deadline is April 4 and the deadline for dropping off art work is April 6.

For more information, contact Chloris Lowe: 

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Meanwhile, the college's West Campus here in Pottstown, will sponsor its Seventh Annual Art Students' Exhibition and Competition, opening April 4 at the West Campus Art Gallery in North Hall, 16 High St., through April 27.

The Art Gallery is located in North Hall, 16 High St.
Approximately 50 students will be displaying their artwork in the show. 

The exhibition includes ceramics, sculptures, oil  painting, water colors, drawings, photography, digital arts and mixed media.

An artists' reception will be held Wednesday, April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m.

The exhibition and reception are free of charge and open to the public. Fine Arts Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You can help support the arts and art education programs at MCCC by becoming a Friend of the Galleries. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, call the College Foundation at 215-641-6535.

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