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A New “Focused View” of Art: DCCC showcases local art at fall show

September 19, 2018 – The fall art show at Davidson County Community College opened on September 18 with a reception at the Mendenhall Building on the Davidson campus.

The theme of the evening was “Focused View” as DCCC students, faculty, staff and members of the community were able to interact with the various artists and their works. The reception represented a collection of art from 12 artists from across North Carolina.

“You shouldn’t have to take art history classes to be exposed to art history,” artist Deborah Kern said. “It was a personal leap for me to enter this competitive showcase, and I felt reallyDeborah Kern good about being a part of this.”

The collection features a wide variety of media and artistic styles ranging from painting and photography to sculpture.

Betsy Hollar, is a pencil artist from Charlotte, now living in Albermarle. She draws realistic graphite portraits of children and adults capturing their true personality.

Cecilia Tellier Myrick Farrell of High Point shows her abstract nature inspired images using acrylics and the sharp lines she creates with razor blades and credit cards.

Kathy Johnson of Lexington is a quilter and printmaker. She works with a new medium called Wet Cyanotype this allows her to incorporate both printmaking and quilting into her art.

Barbara Rizza Mellin of Winston-Salem is a print maker using reduction, white-line and monoprint methods.

Judith Glazier of High Point displays acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings of landscapes, birds, flowers and animals.

Deborah Kern of Waxhaw’s work is Gothic in nature, romantic, expressionistic and emotionally charged. Kern’s oil paintings often contain muted blacks and whites with pops of acidic, highly saturated color.

Lynette Bettini of Jamestown is a visual artist influenced by beauty and diversity of the natural world. She is exhibiting her digital art.

Marion Adams of Winston-Salem displays in watercolor, acrylics and colored pencil. Birds are frequently featured in her work.

Virginia Kassay of Reidsville shows her colorful and decorative acrylic paintings which she makes to communicate with her daughter who has autism.

Sunsuk Lee of Lewisville exhibits pottery and woven baskets and incorporates local kudzu vines in some of her work.

Sabrina Frey of Mint Hill works in 2-D but uses tiny colorful seed beads as her medium. Some of her work is in relief and others are flat.

Dennis Pollard of Pinnacle exhibits photography of nature which he considers opportunistic. He enjoys both traditional and computer enhanced work.

The collection will be featured on the first and second floors of the Mendenhall Building for the entirety of the fall semester.


Photo Captions

Photo 1

Two art enthusiasts take in the works of artist Lynette Bettini. The opening reception allowed members of the college and community to interact with the local artists featured in the collection.

Photo 2

Waxhaw artist Deborah Kern stands with her piece “My Garden” during the opening reception. Kern’s work is known for its more Gothic and dark subject matter and style.

About Davidson County Community College

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is a fully accredited, multi-campus college where students of all ages and backgrounds pursue academic and career-focused education in order to build successful futures. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers more than 40 degree and professional certificate programs to students in Davidson and Davie counties, as well as affordable college-credit coursework to students who plan to transfer to 4-year universities. With a mission to serve the changing needs of students competing in a global environment, DCCC is committed to quality education, innovative and equitable learning experiences, training, and support across a wide range of 21st-century career fields. Visit Davidson County Community College at DavidsonCCC.edu.

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Davidson County Community College
Office: 336-224-4510 and Cell: 336-455-3410