The Student Art Showcase is an annual art event held at Salt Lake Community College featuring top art pieces submitted by students. The event showcases fine art, photography, animation, 3D design and more. The pieces in the show that are submitted are juried by members of the SLCC Visual Art & Design faculty.
“Art is a way to celebrate diversity and to bring us all together,” says SLCC student and freelance artist Gabby Myer. “It can convey emotions and thoughts that can’t be spoken.”
There were approximately 400 submissions this year, an increase from last year’s submissions, although there is space for only 200 pieces in the showcase. Event coordinator Lana Gruendell says she wishes more work could be shown, because it is a great gallery opportunity for SLCC artists.
“It is a means to show off the student’s best work, and to involve the community in what we do at the college,” says Gruendell. “[SLCC artists] do their work and then they put it away. This gives them a chance to make use of it.”
According to Gruendell, the event will help artists show their personal style and portfolio to an audience.
She says that it is a great way for students to develop professionalism as artists and help build valuable artistic experiences.
“We’re hoping that some of [the SLCC artists] future employers will see their work and would hire them,” says Gruendell.
Gruendell says that she hopes that the community will come together, enjoy and take pride in what SLCC artists create. She expects event-goers to gain perspectives on diversity and creativity in the community.
“I think it’s great that SLCC is showing students’ art. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your work out there,” says Myer.
The Student Art Showcase will run April 11-17, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. excluding Saturdays and Sundays, and is located in the Multipurpose Room at South City Campus.