Visual Arts Students Display Their Creations to the General Public – posted 3/18/15

Visual Arts students from County College of Morris (CCM) will be showcasing their artwork around Morristown thanks to the Art Upstairs Gallery at the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) and the Morris Museum.

The second annual CCM at the Mayo: County College of Morris Student Exhibit runs from March 24 through April 19 at the Art Upstairs Gallery at MPAC.

The exhibition, curated by Professor Todd L. W. Doney of the Visual Arts Department at CCM, will feature approximately 45 pieces of student artwork. “The CCM at the Mayo exhibit provides students a platform to display and sell their artwork and offers them real-world experience in the gallery business,” Doney says.

A reception in honor of the student artists will be held on Wednesday, April 1, from 5-7 p.m., at the Upstairs Gallery, located at 100 South Street, Morristown.

Just a few miles away from MPAC, the Morris Museum will be hosting the CCM Spring 2015 Portfolio Class Exhibition from March 23 through April 16. The exhibit will display the culmination of the students’ artwork from their two years at CCM.

The portfolio and presentation class at CCM is a capstone course to help Visual Arts students prepare portfolios and resumes for career opportunities or for admittance to four-year colleges and universities. The class final involves a showing at the Morris Museum and judgement by a jury of professional artists.

This is the third year that CCM art students have displayed their work at the museum. The relationship between the college and museum developed while Doney was working with the museum’s executive director in preparation for his 2013 exhibition there.

A reception for Fine Arts students will be held on Thursday, March 26; Design students on Thursday, April 2; Photo students on Friday, April 10; and Graphic Design students on Thursday, April 16, all from 5-7:30 p.m., at the Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown.

For information on the Department of Visual Arts at CCM, visit

Photo: Pastel drawing by CCM student Sanae Miyawak, of Dover, that will be on display at the Mayo Performing Arts Center’s gallery.