Featuring Paintings, Photography, Pottery, Sculptures and More from 26 Artists – Posted 6/5/14

A special “Spectrum” exhibition is taking place at County College of Morris (CCM), featuring the work of 26 faculty and staff artists from the Department of Visual Arts.

Consisting of paintings, photography, pottery, graphic design, sculptures and other artistic mediums, the “Spectrum” exhibition celebrates both the talent of the CCM community and the opening of a new and expanded professional gallery at the college.

The exhibit is open now and runs until September 18 in the gallery at the Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center (LRC) on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, June 19, from 6 – 8 p.m. and a closing reception on Thursday, September 18, from 6 – 8 p.m. The exhibition and receptions are free and open to the public. Selected pieces from the exhibition also are available for sale.

“We’re pleased to present the local community with this opportunity to see the wide range of artistic works created by our faculty,” said Clayton Allen, chair of the Visual Arts department. “It’s been a while since we have featured the work of our faculty and I believe the exhibition offers some valuable insight into the caliber of teaching that takes place at CCM.”

The last time the Visual Arts faculty displayed its work on campus was its “Homecoming” exhibition in 2012, following a well-received show at the University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia. CCM Visual Arts professors were asked by UArts to put on a multiple medium exhibition at its gallery in recognition of the quality work produced by CCM students who transfer there to pursue their artistic education.

The CCM gallery was expanded as part of the recent renovation of the LRC. Also as part of that renovation, the college’s library has been consolidated on the second floor of the building, a café featuring views of the campus was constructed and more energy-efficient lighting and HVAC system were installed.

Photo: Visitors at the new art gallery at County College of Morris enjoy the inaugural exhibition, “Spectrum,” featuring artworks by college faculty members.

Credit: Life in MoPhoto