January 16, 2020 – In its annual spring art show, Davidson County Community College brings together a diverse range of works from eight local and regional artists. The reception takes place Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Mendenhall Building on the college’s Davidson campus.
The “Pure Expression” themed show is comprised of over 70 pieces of art, featuring acrylic and oil paintings, mixed media, photography, pottery and more. The event is open and free to DCCC students, faculty, staff and members of the community.
The show’s featured artist, whose piece “Pretty in Pink” inspired the evening’s theme and postcard, is Steve Mauck of Bermuda Run.
“The fact that I am a new artist and that my painting was chosen is a great honor,” Mauck said. “I have experimented in various mediums. I hope that each viewer can appreciate my art and visualize their own interpretation for what they see.”
Mauck retired from the textile industry in 2017 after 38 years. He recently began his work painting with acrylic and resin abstracts.
Clemmons-based Joseph Manno brings watercolor to the collection. His work consists of landscapes, still-life work and seascapes with fluid interpretations of color and form.
Sunsuk Lee of Lewisville adds an additional dimension to the show with her pottery. Incorporating found objects into her work, Lee seeks for her pieces to be both highly expressive and organic in nature.
Barbara Cullen of Winston-Salem brings a wide array of photography. Though she works in a variety of media outside of photography, her work mostly explores the nature around her through unique perspectives.
Also from Winston-Salem is Cheryl Powell, who works in oil. Powell views her work, which also includes watercolor and pastel, as representational. She finds interest in her subjects based not on what they are, but how they appear. Her interest is in defining abstract shapes, textures, colors and values.
Shannon Kohnle of Monroe is an emerging North Carolina artist working in acrylics. She draws inspiration from the world around her, often depicting places and things seen on her travels.
Sue Corcoran is a Charlotte-based acrylic artist. One of the focuses of her artwork is color, where subject matter of all varieties tend to have a great deal of vibrancy and contrast.
Vicki Rees of Raleigh specializes in contemporary realism utilizing colorful oils. Rees uses her work to explore unusual angles, dramatic lighting and unique intricacies of nature.
The first and second floors of the Mendenhall Building will feature the collection until the end of the spring semester in May.
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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