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Exhibit shines spotlight on original works of art by Fine Arts students

2012-03-29

BROCKVILLE, ON – St. Lawrence College is pleased to present "Creative Journeys", a juried exhibit of original artwork in varied disciplines by second-year students from the Fine Arts program. This exhibit will be on view at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on St. Lawrence College’s Brockville campus from March 29 to April 26, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 31 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

This collective statement from the students explains their vision: "We are a collective action of self-discovery, explored through the use of paint, assemblage, digital art, mixed media, performance and other creative mediums. Some of our narratives include music and art as outward meditation, fear and shadows, tranquility of nature, and the relation of humans to nature."

Through the close relationship between the Fine Arts program and the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, students have multiple exhibition opportunities, such as the end-of-year exhibit for second-year students, and the opportunity to learn the business of art and curatorial aspects of art management. Exhibiting and working in the gallery provides real-world experience and opportunities to show and gain exposure in a state-of-the-art facility.

An exhibit of artwork by the Fine Arts program and Part-time Education faculty continues in the foyer gallery at St. Lawrence College until April 26, 2012. The artwork on display includes a variety of disciplines, such as paintings in all mediums, ceramics, sculpture, photography and printmaking.

Call for entries - 5th Annual Juried Show

The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery invites submissions to the 5th Annual Juried Show. Theme: Space. Deadline for submission is June 15, 2012. All artwork(s) submitted must not have been exhibited previously at the gallery. Submissions may include works executed in two or three dimensional form. Two dimensional works include paintings, drawings, etchings, photography, monoprints, lithographs, serigraphs. Duration of Exhibition: July 27 - Sept. 8, 2012. Please visit www.stlawrencecollege.ca/mvsgallery for more information.

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Gallery Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm
Monday and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

About the Art Gallery
The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the Brockville campus of St. Lawrence College and is a focus for the visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area. Creation of the gallery was made possible by the generous bequest from the Estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Art program at St. Lawrence College, and other contributors to the St. Lawrence Foundation.

About St. Lawrence College
Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.

Denise Corcoran
Communications Officer
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St. Lawrence College
Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston
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