CCM to Hold Closing Reception for Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

Renovated Gallery Features Paintings, Photography, Pottery, Sculptures and More – Posted 9/5/14

County College of Morris (CCM) is hosting a closing reception to recognize the end of its special “Spectrum” exhibition, featuring the work of 26 faculty and staff artists from the Department of Visual Arts.

The reception, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, September 18, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the gallery at the Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center (LRC) on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road.

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 the new and expanded professional gallery at the college. Selected pieces from the exhibition also are available for sale.

The exhibit, which opened in June, runs until the end of the closing reception.

“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.

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