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LMC Annual Student Art Exhibit Open

2012 Art Winner Elaine FogelMay 4, 2012

BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The annual Lake Michigan College Student Art Exhibit is now open in the College’s William Hessel Library at the Napier Avenue Campus. Nearly 75 works of art, created by more than 50 students, will be on display. Works include paintings, photography, pottery, drawings, and sculptures in 3D design and mixed media. Much of the art will be for sale.

LMC art coordinator Ken Schaber said, “We are proud to highlight the mastery of painting and sculpture that our students have demonstrated.” Schaber, creator of the annual exhibit, said this is the 39th year of showcasing student projects, which is planned throughout the academic year. “The art instructors have gone above and beyond the past two weeks to set up the exhibit, and we are excited for the community to see this high level of excellence.” Schaber is retiring this month after 39 years of teaching at LMC, but plans to volunteer in future years with the student art exhibit.

Competition winners include:

Best of Show: Eliane Fogel, St. Joseph, for her painting “The Writer”

Mixed Media: Allison Helias, Fennville, for “Free Hand Radial Symmetry”
Mixed Media, honorable mention: Kylie Crocker, St. Joseph, for “Untitled”

Ceramics: Allison Helias, Fennville, for “Slab Bowl”
Ceramics, honorable mention: Elisabeth Shane, St. Joseph, for “Untitled”

Photography, black and white: Kara Gargano, Benton Harbor, for “Untitled”
Photography, black and white, honorable mention: Kara Gargano, Benton Harbor, for “The D”

Photography, digital: Penelope Campbell, Benton Harbor, for “Hippo Reclining Near Bricks”
Photography, digital, honorable mention: Evan Harlow, Niles, for “Curious Kids”

Drawing, South Haven Campus: Rachel Ysquierdo, Holland, for “Knot Enough Light”
Drawing, South Haven Campus, honorable mention: Rhiannon Steele-Aldag, Grand Junction, for “Red Garter”

Drawing, Napier Avenue Campus: Kylie Crocker, St. Joseph, for “Portrait of a Girl”
Drawing, Napier Avenue Campus, honorable mention: Deavan Worley, St. Joseph, for “Untitled”

Painting, honorable mention: Eliane Fogel, St. Joseph, for “Visions”

Sculpture: Cory Rolling, Stevensville

The exhibit, which will run through June 29, is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

The LMC Fine Arts Club sponsors the annual Student Art Competition, which is semi-juried by LMC art faculty. This means that all students who enter will have pieces on display, and their strongest piece will be featured in the show.

Along with the show’s awards, several other selections will be made prior to the close of the exhibit. LMC President Dr. Bob Harrison will select a winner of the annual President’s Award, which will be purchased by the College and becomes part of LMC’s permanent art collection. Dr. Harrison will also choose two additional pieces from the competition to display in the president’s office for the upcoming academic year.

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