Article by Joshua Eller | Photography by Michael Muccioli and Joshua Eller | Owl Staff
A black and white photo of a woman sitting on her porch stares from the wall of photos to visitors of the gallery. While it looks like it could be hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Louvre; in reality, it’s part of the 2011 Student Exhibition in the Chesapeake Gallery right here at HCC.
Each week, the Student Gal-lery at the entrance of Joppa Hall lets students who have signed up display their art. SAGA president Jon-Erich Smith shares, “I’ve been to a lot of museums that have displayed art over the years, and I can honestly say the students that put on these shows really can make art that easily rivals a lot of what I’ve seen. The artists put a lot of effort into the shows, from making the art, deciding how to display it, and making the lighting adjustments.”
The Annual Student Show offers another great opportunity to come out and view the student’s artwork. It’s a juried show that is held in the Chesapeake Gallery on the upper floor of the Student Center. Students can submit up to five pieces that they have created since the last show was held. The juror is usually someone not affiliated with the College; last year’s juror was Mark Alice Durant, Professor of Photography at UMBC.
The 2012 show runs from April 23-May 18, so why travel halfway around the world to look at art when there are so many talented artists right here on campus? Check out their work and make sure to come out and support them at the 2012 Student Exhibition. For more information, visit the Student Art Gallery Association’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/HarfordSAGA.