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Digital Art & Photography Student Exhibit Opens at GCC



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BATAVIA -- Digital Art and Photography students at Genesee Community College have spent the year preparing works to be featured in the College's juried student art exhibit which will be on display in the Rosalie "Roz" Steiner Art Gallery at GCC's Batavia Campus from May 3 - May 20, 2018. The entire community is encouraged to come and enjoy this spectacular celebration of student work.

The student exhibit this year has been created under the theme #ARTtoo. Digital art and photography are sometimes overlooked as forms of fine art. Often when people think of 'fine art' they imagine paintings, drawings or sculptures overlooking masterfully created work that employs technology. The #ARTtoo title reminds viewers that photography and digital art are very real forms of fine art too. Around 40 students entered over 300 works for consideration, and only around 70 pieces will be displayed in the gallery.

Opening Receptions for the #ARTtoo exhibit will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Artistic awards will be announced at the evening reception beginning at 7 p.m. in the Gallery.

This exhibit marks the second juried student exhibit at GCC. The juror this year was Nigel Maister, an artist and a collector who was born in South Africa. Maister currently serves as the Russel and Ruth Peck Artistic Director of the University of Rochester's International Theatre Program. Maister trained as an actor and director and he earned a Master of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University.

In the Photography category, Maister will award cash prizes ranging from $75 to $150 for Digital, Film, Pinhole, Best Concept and Best Overall Photography totaling $475 in prizes.

In the Digital Art category, Maister will award cash prizes ranging from $75 to $150 for Illustration, Typography, Promotional Design, Dream Imagery, Media (video and animation), Best Concept and Best Overall Digital Art totaling $625 in prizes.

The Roz Steiner Art Gallery is open to the public Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and during special events as published at www.genesee.edu/campuslife/arts or on Facebook using https://www.facebook.com/gccgallery. Admission to the Gallery is always free.