PCC artists’ works selected for Raleigh art exhibit

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Artwork created by four Piedmont Community College art students will be featured in the 2012 NC Community Colleges Art Exhibition to be displayed at the N.C. Community College System Office in Raleigh.  

PCC artists and their works include: Virginia L. Nix of Roxboro, “Florida Lake Sunset,” acrylic; Laura Picou of Oxforde, “A Grape Still Life,” charcoal; David Smith of Cedar Grove, “Self Portrait,” Photoshop and scanned photo; and Ben Daniels of Mebane, “3D Rendering of Butcher Shop Model,” Maya and Photoshop.

The exhibit will be open to the public in March, when the Visual Art Exchange of Raleigh, will hang the entries in the six-story headquarters for the System Office, located at 200 W. Jones St. in downtown Raleigh. The exhibit will continue through December 2012. A virtual tour of the exhibit also will be featured on the NC Community College System’s website at http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/pr/ArtExhibit. The Visual Art Exchange, the oldest private non-profit visual arts organization in Raleigh, will also jury entries, and winners will be selected in April.  

PCC offers art classes as part of its Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree program, and classes are held in the newly-opened Kirby Studios in uptown Roxboro, adjacent to the Kirby Theater. Non-AFA majors may also sign up for art classes. For more information, contact Dr. Dawn Langley, Dean, General Education and Developmental Studies, at PCC at (336) 599-1181.  

The College also offers an extensive Digital Effects and Animation Technology (DEAT) program on its Caswell County Campus in Yanceyville. Students learn to use software programs such as Maya and Photoshop to create models for animation. For information about the DEAT program, contact Paula Hindman at hindmap@piedmontcc.edu or call (336) 694-5707.