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The mission of the CCRI art department shall be to provide a strong foundation in the visual arts whereby students learn the concepts, skills, and vocabulary to enable them to create and understand art as a means of visual expression and communication.

Emphasis shall be placed on the appreciation, understanding and practice of art and design including: (a.) the principles and language of art and design; (b.) the overall creative process; (c.) the roles and responsibilities of the artist and designer throughout history within a multi-cultural community and within a global context; and (d.) appropriate traditional skills and advances in technology in art studio, and history courses.

New York Trip!

nyc tripStudents enrolled in Art Dept. courses are eligible. $20 - payment due upon registration. Registration opens Oct. 15th.

Register in person M-F 8am - 3pm:

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Current Exhibitions

Knight Gallery


  • November 7 to December 4
  • Reception: 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20

Flanagan Gallery


  • Oct. 28- Nov. 22
  • Artist Demonstration Thursday Nov 21- 10 am to 4 pm, Reception 6-8 pm

Areas of Study