Mayo Performing Arts Center Exhibition takes place March 22 â€“ April 18, 2022
CCM Visual Arts students are showcasing their creations at the Art Upstairs Gallery at the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Morristown. The exhibition, featuring approximately 35 pieces, is being curated by artist and CCM Professor Todd Doney. The exhibit runs from March 22 through April 18. A reception, free and open to the public, takes place on Wednesday, March 30, from 5 â€“ 7 p.m.
â€śCCMâ€™s Portfolio Class holds an exhibit at the end of each semester in the Art Gallery on campus,â€ť says Doney. â€śI had my spring class frame one or two extra pieces to exhibit at the MPAC.â€ť Doney also turned to other CCM student-artists to provide additional items. â€śI scouted out exceptional work from all our visual arts classes,â€ť he explains.
The 2022 show marks CCMâ€™s return to MPAC following a two-year long hiatus due to the pandemic. This is the eighth year MPAC is hosting the CCM Art Students exhibition. The opportunity first came about in 2014 through a collaboration between Doney and Charles Miller, program consultant at MPAC and coordinator of the Art Upstairs Gallery. â€śArt Upstairs Gallery looks forward to having the CCM Art Student Exhibit return this year,â€ť says Miller. â€śThey were not able to exhibit last year because of COVID restrictions and we missed the excitement and vitality of their show. Emerging student art works are always interesting because they bring new approaches to art and new artistic expressions for the viewer. This exhibit is always a highlight of our Gallery Season.â€ť
MPAC is located at 100 South St. in Morristown. The gallery is open for patrons two hours prior to all performances and by appointment. Call 973-539-0345, ext. 6583. For more information about the Art Upstairs Gallery visit www.mayoarts.org/art-upstairs/.
For information about programs offered by the CCM Department of Art & Design, visit http://bit.ly/CCMFineArts/.