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Wayne Community College artwork on display in Raleigh

By From staff reports
Published in News on February 26, 2012 1:50 AM

Four Wayne Community College students will have works in the 2012 N.C. Community Colleges Art Exhibition, on display in Raleigh beginning next month.

The pieces and their creators are, "The Real Man of Steel," a welded steel sculpture by Nicholas Simmons, a welding major from Goldsboro; "My Morning's Glory," a color photograph by Alma Islas, an associate in arts-college transfer major from Pikeville; "Springtime Glow," a color photograph by Caitlyn Wheeler, an associate in arts-college transfer major from Four Oaks; and "Ourango," a wooden gentleman's valet by Christopher Ward, an electronics engineering major from Goldsboro.

The artwork will be exhibited March through January 2013 on all six floors of the Caswell Building, where the community colleges' system office is located, at 200 W. Jones St. in Raleigh. Public tours are available on a limited basis and may be scheduled by calling (919) 807-7100. A virtual tour will also be posted on www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/pr/ArtExhibit in April.

Most of the state's 58 community colleges will be represented in the exhibition of creative works by students, faculty and staff. Pieces include paintings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics, drawings, mixed media, needlework, quilts and more.

"Every year we ask our students to submit their art for consideration for this show and every year we are amazed by the variety of works and the depth of the talent. It is hard to narrow our choices to just the four pieces we are allotted in the exhibition." said Tara Humphries, WCC public information officer and coordinator of the annual event at the college. "Wayne Community College is again represented by spectacular works of art by some very creative students."