CCBC an­nounces Work­ing in Progress alumni art res­i­dency and ex­hibit

The Avenue News - - EDITORIAL -

Com­mu­nity Col­lege of Bal­ti­more County an­nounced that seven alumni artists will par­tic­i­pate in Work­ing in Progress, CCBC’s first alumni art res­i­dency and ex­hibit at The Gal­leries at CCBC Es­sex, Arts and Hu­man­i­ties Hall. The Work­ing in Progress ex­hibit runs through Sept. 22 and cul­mi­nates with an artists’ re­cep­tion at The Gal­leries on Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m., to cel­e­brate the alumni artists and their work. The ex­hi­bi­tion and re­cep­tion are free and open to the pub­lic.

Af­ter a call for en­tries dur­ing the spring 2018 se­mes­ter, the CCBC alumni artist fi­nal­ists were cho­sen by a panel of two ju­rors in­clud­ing CCBC School of Tech­nol­ogy, Art and De­sign Pro­fes­sor Wil­liam Niebauer and CCBC Arts Co­or­di­na­tor Jes­sica Wal­ton. The artists will use stu­dio space at The Gal­leries at CCBC Es­sex to cre­ate their art­work, which show­cases var­i­ous me­dia such as ce­ram­ics, fiber arts, paint­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy, wood­work and more. The Gal­leries and the Art, De­sign and In­ter­ac­tive Me­dia depart­ment will fa­cil­i­tate ac­cess to tools and art sup­plies, al­low­ing each artist to cre­ate art­work with ap­pro­pri­ate re­sources.

The CCBC alumni Work­ing in Progress artists in­clude:

Bernard Ba­galso | Il­lus­tra­tor, Comic Cre­ator, Class of 2017

Lib­erty Carter | Fiber Artist, Class of 2014

Skip Chipps | Ce­ramic Artist,

Class of 2017

Sara Hut­ton | Ce­ramic Artist,

Class of 2014

Xavier Jones | Graphic De­signer, Class of 2016

Jede­diah Kahl | Pen and Ink Il­lus­tra­tor, Class of 2010

Bri­anna Pleas­ant | Painter, Class of 2012

All of the alumni artists are now work­ing on their projects and wel­come vis­i­tors to The Gal­leries at CCBC Es­sex to speak with them or ob­serve as they cre­ate their art­work. Vis­i­tors can watch an artist’s work de­velop over the life of the ex­hi­bi­tion and learn about their tech­niques, pro­cesses and artis­tic in­spi­ra­tions. At the Sept. 21st re­cep­tion, all of the art­work cre­ated dur­ing the res­i­dency will be on pub­lic dis­play.

The Gallery is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Mon­day through Thurs­day; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fri­day; 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Satur­day and closed on Sun­day.

The re­cep­tion is open to the pub­lic and in­cludes free re­fresh­ments. For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Emilyann Craig­head at cra731498@

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