Reception kicks off Faculty Art Exhibit in Pinckney Center: COCC art show lets faculty put creative side on display
The 2010 Faculty Art Exhibit reception was held in the Pence Gallery at the Pinckney Center for the Arts on Sept. 30.
The reception was the official kickoff to the show, which allows faculty from the Fine Arts and Communication Department to show their art to the community on an annual basis.
The show, which began Sept. 27 and will run until Oct. 22, is free and open to anyone who wants to view the exhibit.
Cheri Lee Helfenstein, the director of the Pence Gallery, said 10 faculty members have art in the exhibit.
Peter Meyer, 55, who teaches pottery at COCC, chose to put a few of his wood-fired ceramic vases in the art exhibit.
Meyer, who has taught at COCC for 13 years, said he enjoys working with a wood-fired kiln because the final piece is usually a surprise.
This kind of method represents more of the process of ceramics, he said.
This is a way for him to get “more emotionally involved” in the process, he said.
Meyer and the other faculty artists said the exhibit gives them a way to show their art and the processes they used to create their pieces.
Helfenstein said that, for her, the best part of the exhibit is meeting the artists, seeing their work and understanding how the work compliments each artist.
The greatest challenge in organizing the exhibit with working with such a small gallery, she said.
The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Faculty who have art on display:
Karen Z. Ellis
Cheri Lee Helfenstein