LBWCC displays talented art students

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 21, 2018

LBW Community College recognizes excellence in the visual arts as it presents the 34rd annual student art show, April 26-May 3, in the Andalusia campus art gallery.
“This year’s exhibit features the best of our students’ work,” said Misti Purvis, art faculty. “We hope the community will enjoy the pieces selected for display.”
Students submitted individual pieces in various categories, such as drawings in black and white, drawings in color, two-dimensional design, and graphic design.
Isaiah Gulley of Brantley said he will use skills learned in art classes in his career choice of graphic design or forensic sketch artist, and has enjoyed learning about shading.
“I enjoyed learning how to measure objects by drawing them, and to shade in the drawing where it is supposed to be,” he said.
Cade Heath of Evergreen, majoring in animation, brings a lifelong love of art into the studio.
“I have loved art since I was 10 years old and I love the idea of being able to better my art,” he said. “The best part of art classes is the interaction we all have together.”
Tony Lin of Andalusia is majoring in fashion design and said art classes have helped him better understand techniques.
“I’ve learned to see more in drawing and learned to draw much better than I did before I took this class.”
Marasa Rodriquez of Florala knows the importance of artistic design through her family’s cake decorating business.
“I enjoy expressing my own perspective in art,” she said. “One of the best experiences I’ve had in taking an art class is learning a new way to visualize drawing still life.”
This year’s art will be on display for one week, beginning with a public reception in the gallery on April 26, 2018, 4-5:30 p.m.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is located in the William H. McWhorter Learning Resource Center on the LBWCC Andalusia campus, and open for viewing Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information on the exhibit or the art program, contact Purvis at 334-881-2250 or email mpurvis@lbwcc.