“A Fall Collection” To Debut Oct. 21 At WCC’s GalleryOne
Exhibition To Run Oct. 21 - 25
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Admissions Representative Scott Schultheis
To Review WCC Student Portfolios on Oct. 25 Prior To Closing Reception
Closing Reception Open To The Public – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WHAT: After a ten-year hiatus – members of the Washtenaw Community College art faculty [a component of the Humanities department] will have their personal works of art on display at GalleryOne on the WCC campus.
The exhibition titled, “A Fall Collection,” will include artwork by each member of the WCC art faculty – and will represent their personal artistic perspectives in a variety of mediums, forms and disciplines.
“We are simply delighted to host this long-awaited exhibition to showcase the talents of our WCC art faculty,” said Anne Rubin, director of GalleryOne. “It’s been 10-years since our esteemed faculty members shared their collective talent,” Rubin said. “This exhibition will allow a multitude of audiences to see their creative work – and we encourage WCC art students, our entire student body, high school art students/teachers and the general public to come and see this remarkable work.”
An added highlight [right before the exhibition’s closing reception] will be the visit by Scott Schultheis, an admissions representative of the renowned Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts [PAFA]. Schultheis has studied at PAFA and is an accomplished painter. During his visit to WCC, Schultheis will review portfolios of WCC art students.
“It is quite an honor to host Mr. Schultheis from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,” said Nemanja Rosic, WCC art faculty member. “By coming from Philadelphia to WCC, he is expressing interest in our students and is generously donating his time to review their artwork. His visit provides an opportunity for our students to consider a potential transfer to a major art academy program as they continue on their educational path.”
Below is a listing of the WCC faculty members and their specific medium involved in the exhibition:
I.B. Remsen – Ceramics
Belinda McGuire – 3D Design/Furniture
Nemanja Rosic – Painting
Cathy Vanvoorhis – Painting
Cathy Barry – Painting
Jill Jepsen – 2D Design
Jennifer Amadeus Scott – Mixed Media
Nicholaus Rezsetar – Drawing
Nancy Flanagan – Painting
Adrian Deva – Painting
Debbie Thompson – Mixed Media
WHEN/WHERE: Monday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Oct. 25 at GalleryOne. The closing reception will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 at GalleryOne. The closing reception is open to the public.
WHY: “This exhibition gives us the forum to expand the exposure for our art and design classes” said Allison Fournier, chair of the WCC Humanities department. “Our students come to WCC with innate talent and leave with a solid foundation in the arts,” said Fournier. “They also, in a very affordable manner, are able to start building their portfolio. Many of our graduates go on to study at top-ranked universities and specialized art schools with great success.”
GALLERYONE: Washtenaw Community College’s GalleryOne – is located on the first floor of the Washtenaw Community College Student Center Building. Hours are Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. GalleryOne is dedicated to developing and presenting exhibitions that are enjoyable, educational and challenging. It focuses on exhibitions that serve to reflect the mingling of interests, ideas and passions of students, artists and community members. [More information at wccnet.org/galleryone or (734) 477-8512.]
The art classes in the WCC Humanities department include: Intro to Studio Art, 2-D and 3-D Design, Color, Drawing I & II, Painting I & II, Life Drawing I & II, Ceramics I &II, Art Appreciation. For more information, visit wccnet.edu and enter the word Art in the search bar.
[Editor’s note: Contacts: Anne Rubin, Director, GalleryOne. Nemanja Rosic, WCC Art Faculty Member, Both are available for interviews. Contact Susan Ferraro at email@example.com or (734) 922-5568.]
[Attached photos: Left to right: “Lavender and Velvet
Orchids,” – Jill Jepsen [2D design], “Epilogue 1, 4’ x 4’, Acrylic On Aluminum”
– Nemanja Rosic [Painting], “Platte River On An Overcast Day,” Catherine
VanVoorhis [Painting]. All artists are members of the WCC art faculty. Photo
credit: WCC Department of Humanities.
Washtenaw Community College (WCC) has made education accessible and affordable for the local community for 48 years. Located in Ann Arbor, MI, the College offers over 120 degrees and certificates, an open door admission policy and affordable tuition rates. WCC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.