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FACULTY ART EXHIBIT SHOWCASES ORIGINAL WORKS APRIL 16-MAY 3

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April 3, 2014

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"In the Water" by Shann Byrne.

JAMESTOWN - You are what you teach. It's a concept that faculty members in Guilford Technical Community College's Advertising and Graphic Design Department model not only in the classroom but also outside the classroom in their own artistic endeavors.

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"Students always want to know what their professors are doing," said James Williams, associate professor of advertising and graphic design at GTCC. "Teachers talk about what they do, but can they visually show the ideas they teach?"

With that in mind, Williams has organized a Faculty Art Exhibit, showcasing original works by 11 faculty members. An opening reception will be held 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 16 in the Rotunda at Gerrald Hall on GTCC's Jamestown Campus, 601 High Point Road. It is on view April 16 to May 3. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will feature a wide range of mediums including photography, mixed media, graphite and pottery. Williams says the quality and variety of artwork in the exhibition demonstrates that "we are creative in the ideas we teach," he said.

"Splash of Cobalt" by Joyce Snyder.

The exhibiting faculty artists include:

  • Scott Burnette
  • Shann Byrne
  • Awilda DeJesús
  • Lora Eggleston
  • Linsi Franklin
  • Cory Gurley
  • Michael Lawson
  • Juie Rattley III
  • Joyce Snyder
  • Deanna Watson
  • James Williams

This is the Advertising and Graphic Design Department's second faculty art exhibition. Williams organized the inaugural event in April 2013 and decided to continue it this year with the hope that it will grow into an annual tradition at the college.

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"Transit" by James Williams.

EVENT DETAILS

What: GTCC's Advertising and Graphic Design Department presents the Second Annual Faculty Art Exhibit featuring original works by department faculty members.

When: Opening reception 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, April 16. The exhibit is on view April 16 to May 3.

Where: Gerrald Hall, GTCC's Jamestown Campus, 601 High Point Road  

Admission: Free and open to the public

Information: www.gtcc.edu

Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from four major campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.

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- Carla Kucinski/GTCC