The Gallery at South Puget Sound Community College is proud to wrap up the 2017-18 school year with two outstanding shows highlighting student success in art and collaboration.
Collaboration Installation: Confined / Found
Visiting artist Erin Shigaki, a Seattle-based graphic designer and mixed media artist, and SPSCC art students will collaborate to reflect on the Japanese American internment camps. The project is inspired by Shigaki’s family history and pilgrimages to internment sites. Students will study artists who deal with confinement in their work, such as Takuichi Fujii, Roger Shimomura, and Kara Walker. Together, they will explore ways in which Japanese American artists in the camps created art out of modest and found objects to defy the soul-crushing physical and emotional conditions. The project will culminate in an array of chromatic banners cut from recycled sheets, symbolic of freedom and solidarity. Community, students, staff, and faculty are invited to join the free reception.
Friday, May 4, 2018
6 – 8 p.m.
Student Art Exhibition
In its 13th year, the Student Art Exhibition features work from studio art classes during the 2017-18 school year, selected by SPSCC art faculty. Works include ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, mixed-media, 2D and 3D design exercises, and sculpture. A continuous slide show of additional work is also included in this exciting showcase of student creations.
This exhibition will run from May 14 to June 14 and is sponsored by Olyphant Art & Media and the SPSCC Bookstore. Community, students, staff, and faculty are invited to join the free Opening Reception.
Friday, May 18, 2018
6 – 8 p.m.
The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.