CCM visual arts students exhibit at MPAC

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Visual arts students from County College of Morris display their creations at the Art Upstairs Gallery at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.

The exhibition, which includes approximately 35 pieces, is curated by artist and CCM professor, Todd Doney. The exhibition runs from March 22 to April 18. A reception, free and open to the public, takes place on Wednesday March 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.

“CCM’s Portfolio class hosts an exhibit at the end of each semester in the campus art gallery,” Doney said. “I asked my spring class to frame an additional piece or two to display at MPAC.” Doney also turned to other CCM student-artists to provide additional material. “I’ve spotted exceptional works in all of our visual arts classes,” he explains.

The 2022 show marks CCM’s return to MPAC after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. This is the eighth year that MPAC has hosted the CCM Art Student Exhibit. The opportunity first presented itself in 2014 through a collaboration between Doney and Charles Miller, program consultant at MPAC and coordinator of the Art Upstairs Gallery.

“The Art Upstairs Gallery welcomes the return of the CCM Art Student Exhibit this year,” said Miller. “They weren’t able to exhibit last year due to COVID restrictions and we missed the excitement and vitality of their show. The artworks of emerging students are always interesting as they bring new approaches to art and new artistic expressions for the viewer. This exhibition is always a highlight of our gallery season.

MPAC is located at 100 South St. in Morristown. The gallery is open to patrons two hours before all performances and by appointment. Call 973-539-0345 ext. 6583. For more information about the Art Upstairs gallery, visit www.mayoarts.org/art-upstairs/.

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