Visual arts

The MCCC Gallery presents the 2022 Visual Arts Student Exhibition, from April 4 to May 11

Creativity is in bloom at the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) gallery as art students showcase their talents at this year’s Visual Arts Student Expo from April 4 to May 11. The show is free and open to the public.

The gallery is located on the second floor of the MCCC Communications Building on the West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A vernissage is scheduled for Wednesday April 6 at 7 p.m.

The exhibit includes 40 works by 23 student artists from the college’s visual and graphic arts programs, including fine art, advertising and graphic design, digital arts, photography, and sculpture.

“From an academic perspective, the Visual Arts Student Exhibition is the most notable exhibition of the season,” said MCCC Gallery Director Lucas Kelly. “It offers students the opportunity to showcase their work – often for the first time – and document their creativity and initiatives outside of the safety of the classroom.”

Kelly pointed out that the prolonged social effects of the pandemic have made this year’s student expo an especially important moment for students in all visual arts programs at Mercer County Community College.

“This year’s students have made the brave move of publicly exhibiting their work,” Kelly said. “Many of these works clearly express the emotional impact of the pandemic.”

Kelly further explained that for students, a major step in becoming a visual arts professional is developing the confidence to share their work with the public.

“Celebrating this moment with our students is an honor,” he said.

For more information, please visit www.mccc.edu/gallery. Directions to campus can be found here.