The works of an estimated 70 students will be featured as part of the 2016 Annual Lakeland Student Art Exhibition, an annual competitive show that features pieces by Lakeland students enrolled in the college's various studio and graphic art classes in the current school year.
A reception and awards ceremony will be held on Friday, April 15, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Bradley Fine Arts Building on the Lakeland campus. The show will run through May 25. Attendance at the reception and admittance to the Bradley Gallery are both free and open to the public.
The Bradley Gallery is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, when the college is in session.
The show will feature more than 500 works in a wide range of media. The works are the best examples of any given assignment in addition to the most advanced course work in which students set his/her own objectives.
The opening reception features an awards ceremony including Best of Show, second place, third place and several honorable mentions. In addition, there will be a People's Choice Award determined by all those in attendance at the beginning of the reception who will be given time to take in the entire exhibition and cast their ballot for their favorite piece.
Courses represented include Drawing I, II and III, Two Dimensional Design, Three-Dimensional Design, Painting I, II and III, Watercolor I, Printmaking I and II, Digital Page Layout/InDesign, Image Editing/Photoshop, Digital Illustration/Illustrator, Color Theory, Communication Graphics, Typography and Illustration.
Associate Professor of Art Bill Weidner said, "I am especially pleased with the strong body of work in Drawing I, II and III this year. And Printmaking I and II will display some cutting-edge techniques."