Art, photography will abound at SCC during annual show

Dan Grubb SCC

April 10, 2014

Sampson Community College will host its annual student art show reception at the college this Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. in the college’s East and North buildings on campus. The Sampson Community College Foundation is sponsoring the event including free refreshments which will be served in the Aiken building.

The reception kicks off a weeklong exhibit which features student works from curriculum and continuing education classes, including drawings, painting and photography.

“The Foundation enjoys promoting all the programs of the College, and the arts classes are a great way for our community to continue learning for a lifetime,” says Lisa Turlington, Foundation director. “The Curriculum and Continuing Education classes offer enriching experiences culminating in the Art Show that gives us a chance to show off the talent of our students. We hope to have lots of visitors on Sunday. The Foundation will sponsor the reception with refreshments and music where friends and neighbors can celebrate the arts at Sampson Community College.”

The college’s “Digital Do’s and Don’ts” and “Shutterbugs 2” students have displayed their pictures for this year’s exhibit. In addition, prior students and current members of the Shutterbugs of Clinton Photography Club have submitted pieces as well. These pictures range in photography techniques and locations from all over the world.

“We are excited to have an exceptional exhibition of art and photography for guests to enjoy at the Spring Art Show reception,” said Ann Butler, SCC’s Dean of Continuing Education. “Over the past year, interest in both programs has increased to the degree that we’ve been able to offer additional courses resulting in more student work on display than we’ve had previously. Everyone who has seen the photography and art thus far has commented on the level of talent that we have living among us in Sampson County. For me, seeing art in our college hallways brings a touch of brightness to each day and reminds me how differently each of us views the world around us.”

Participants in this year’s art show features students whose ages range between 16 to 86 and each one has a unique perspective in photography. These students learn to operate their cameras successfully and learn basic photography composition.

Walt Smnith is an art instructor with the college. “This gives us an excellent way to share our visual arts activity at the College. Not only are we displaying the paintings, drawings and photography achievements of our students, we are also asserting the College’s interest in the arts.” Smith adds “The variety of artwork to be on display is a tribute to their creativity and considerable efforts We hope that we will have a great turnout for the reception and encourage prospective new students to look into our Fall class schedules.”

Gloria Edwards, photography instructor at SCC, says “I think everyone will enjoy this ‘mini vacation’ through this exhibit. I want to thank my students for participating in this exhibit as well as their help to display the pictures. Also, thank you to Sampson Community College for hosting this annual exhibit. It’s a great event each year and I hope to see many guests that day.”

The art exhibit will remain on display through May 6. Edwards’ classes are once a week for 10 weeks and fall classes begin for new students in September. Two levels include Digital Do’s and Don’ts and Shutterbugs 2. For more information about the classes, contact Sampson Community College at 910-592-8081.