Salt Lake Community College’s 2013 President’s Art Show partners with the Center for Arts & Media’s (CAM) open house, which will feature keynote speaker Bill Strickland and a showing of the documentary “Out of Nowhere” that chronicles the story of SLCC alumnus Dut Bior.
A reception and awards ceremony will kickstart the event. The reception starts Thursday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. in the multipurpose room of South City Campus, located at 1575 South State Street. The President’s Art Show runs through Tuesday, Nov. 12.
“I think there is a lot of really good [artists] in the show,” says Karen Hogan, SLCC student and artist. “My excitement is exploring [the other artists’] view of the world. Everyone sees it differently; everybody can look at the same tree but not see the same thing. I’m amazed that what they see is how I would [see] it.”
Artwork ranges from traditional mediums of paint and pencil to 3-dimensional works. Pieces will be on display for purchase and will be competing for The President’s Award and Best of Show, that will see the winning artists receive cash prizes of $1,000 each and second and third runners-up of $500 each.
The President’s Art Show will focus on one particular element of the CAM facilities, what it means to the students of SLCC and the effect it could potentially have on the local community of artists going forward.
“We had a great response and were really excited to be able to showcase so many local artists”, says Kent Frogley, assistant vice president of Institutional Marketing & Communications. “It so perfectly reflects one of the missions for the Center for Arts & Media.”
The President’s Art Show complements the Center for Arts & Media by prominently showcasing the artistic talents of SLCC and Salt Lake City.
For more information regarding the CAM Open House and the President’s Art Show, visit www.slcc.edu or contact the Center for Arts & Media for more information.