Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) Step into the Arts event is undergoing a COVID-19 creative transformation and becoming “Click into the Arts”.
Each year, students from PCC’s Fine Arts program have the opportunity to showcase their work at the Kirby Gallery during the month of April. Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted this tradition, as it has with so many other special events.
If an effort to not let the current circumstances get the best of this art display, PCC’s 2020 Step into the Arts has been renamed “Click into the Arts”.
Though this event will not feature new, live performances from local groups, including Person High Schools Choral Ensemble and Roxboro Community School’s Jazz Band, as it has over the years, we hope to offer a weekly engagement of art from PCC’s students, as well as “throwback” clips and images from previous years.
To kick-off this year’s event, artwork from PCC’s Caitlyn Farthing will be featured on the Step into the Art Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pccstepintothearts/), as well as on PCC’s website (www.piedmontcc.edu).
Caitlyn shared her artist statement with her instructor, Amy Levine. It shows creativity and the desire to grow. “I like being able to switch from different mediums and am currently working on a more technically, ambitious piece… I’d love to do fantasy portraits one day and create races of my own imagination.”
As a future goal Caitlyn would like to work for Wizards of the Coast, creating artwork for their game Dungeons and Dragons.
Visitors to “Click into the Arts” will see Caitlyn’s visual artist statement, a still life she calls “Witches Were Here”, and a landscape titled
Marsh by the Sea” (pictured).
When asked about her work, Caitlyn shared that she created “Witches Were Here” as a piece that would “give off an unsettling, Gothic feel. I wanted it to feel strange and magical.” Clearly showing her range, the artist’s “Marsh by the Sea” was a familiar and pretty location that Caitlyn hoped would offer a calming appeal.
Watch for continued artwork from a variety of students as we journey down the “Click into the Arts” path as a community.