August 2, 2010

WNC Douglas Debuts Student Art Show and Reception

WNC instructor Penny Nicely helps hang the Douglas Campus student art exhibit.
WNC instructor Penny Nicely helps hang the Douglas Campus student art exhibit.

A potpourri of student and instructor art will be on display at Western Nevada College Douglas campus to kick off the new academic year. The exhibit will be on display Monday-Friday, Aug. 23-27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Benty Hall, 1680 Bently Parkway South, Minden.

The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at a free reception, Friday, Aug. 27, 5-7 p.m.

The exhibit will feature works by students who were in spring fine arts courses, and includes mediums such as watercolor, oil, fibers and photography. Art instructors Janice Shedd and Darlene Tyrrell anticipate a show that spans a variety of subjects to create a diverse collection of student perspectives. While students have the freedom to paint what they wish, they often focus on landscapes, florals, portraits and abstracts.

Tyrrell said, "The show presents an example of the potential of anyone with a desire to learn art. I have seen many beginner painters evolve into fine artists."

The exhibit is made possible in part by the Carson Valley Arts Association that has helped provide funds to install the molding and hardware necessary to display the artwork. Art shows exhibit at WNC Douglas throughout the year, and the public is welcome to view them.

A number of art classes will be offered this fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 30. They include Drawing, Watercolor, Digital Photography, and Art History. Information: WNC Douglas, 445-2413.

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Oil painting by Darlene Tyrrell Delia Bottoms oversees hanging the Douglas Student Art Exhibit  
Oil painting by Darlene TyrrellDelia Bottoms oversees hanging the Douglas Student Art Exhibit  
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