SUNY Cortland’s Dowd Gallery to present student exhibits

SUNY Cortland’s student artists will soon have their own accomplishments recognized in the “Student Select 2018” exhibition, which opens on Thursday, April 26.

The annual art display kicks off with a public reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Dowd Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts Center. The exhibition closes May 12 at 2 p.m. Public visitation during the exhibition’s duration is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

The “Student Select 2018” juror, Syracuse University Professor of Ceramics Peter Beasecker, chose 58 different works from 24 student artists to be exhibited. The works vary from sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, fibers, book making, graphic design, and video production.

“Student Select 2018” provides students with a venue to exhibit the works they have completed in their art classes and in the studio. Art majors and non-majors alike are given a shot at having their accomplishments on display.

“The exhibition is an opportunity for students to showcase their work, which has a life after this; it will end up in a gallery or in someone’s home,” said Jaroslava Prihodova, interim gallery director. “It’s a chance for the campus to see the fruits of their labor at the end of the semester.”

“Student Select 2018” is sponsored by the Art Exhibition Association. This year’s exhibition features work from the following students: Anna Brasted, Emily Breinlinger, Kelly Brown, Annie Derzanovich, Maki Gayton, Matt Gisin, Kayla Hinkle, Weikang Jia, Leah John-Quaccoo, Kaitlyn Klippert, Diana Kump, Reagan Mayer, Jillian McEvoy, Jordann McKenna, Sarah McNulty, Mike Morris, Matt Oswald, Rafael Perez Mejia, Kateri Ruebenstahl, Gage Smith, Leah Tidd, Hayley Truax, Luke Warpus and Sarah Zielstorf.

For more information, contact Prihodova at 607-753-4216.

Prepared by Communications Office writing intern Ben Mayberry