Search SiteSkip to Main Content
Top

CCRI showcases work of Art and Art Design faculty at college’s annual Faculty Exhibition

Faculty GalleryFeb. 7, 2020

The Community College of Rhode Island’s Art, Art History & Design Department is hosting its annual Faculty Exhibition from now through February 28 at the Knight Campus Art Gallery.
 
The Faculty Exhibition is an opportunity for faculty members within the department to exhibit their work publicly. The exhibition features a variety of media, from painting and sculpting to animation and ceramics.
 
The gallery is open to the public Mondays and Fridays from 10 am–4 pm and Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am–5:30 pm.
 
“This exhibition is a testament to the talent and wide range of interests among the faculty,” said Assistant Art Professor and Knight Campus Art Gallery Director Dan O’Neill.
 
Among the works on display are a drawing by Adjunct Professor Dennis Delomba, titled, “Alight,” using graphite – or woodless – pencils on BFK Rives paper, an absorbent surface woven entirely out of cotton and commonly used in printmaking. Delomba said the exhibit gives faculty members a chance to display their work, network with colleagues and showcase a detailed finished product to students currently in the process of creating their own projects, which can be beneficial to their progress.
 
“A show like this provides students with context for all the things we are saying day by day by day in the classroom,” Delomba said. “They can see their way down the road and see there’s an end to that road. Sometimes it’s good to begin with the end in mind.”
 
Abstract displays include Adjunct Professor James Morrill’s sculpture, “Greenie: A Crown of Thorns,” made entirely of plastic bottles, thread and drywall screens; and a detailed porcelain vase by Department Chair Mazin Adam. The exhibit also features a series of editorial digital illustrations by Adjunct Ryan Maguire, and Adjunct Mara Trachtenberg’s stop-motion animation film, “The Futility of Flight.”
 
“It’s important for students to see that we are makers in the department and that there are a lot of hours that go into what you do as an artist,” said Visual Studies Professor Natalie Coletta, whose oil painting, “Land’s End, Provincetown, MA,” is on display at the gallery.
 
“This space is a laboratory of sorts. This is where we have our student exhibitions. This is where we see a lot of what’s current. This exhibit brings us together and gives us a chance to see each other’s work and have a healthy connection through our work.”
 
“In addition to be exposed to a variety works of art, it's an opportunity for students to also get to know professors through their expressions,” added Adjunct Professor Susan Fossati.

Share this story

Latest News

News Image

Fall 2021 Dean's List

Students enrolled in a degree program who have completed 12 credits with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher this semester with no grade lower than “C” are eligible for this scholastic honor.

Read More

 

News Image

Leading the way

A backer of partnerships between business, higher education, and workforce training, President Meghan Hughes has been elected Chair of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Read More

News Image

Words of wisdom

U.S. Senator Jack Reed visited the Liston Campus to meet with students who've benefitted from federally-funded TRIO programs to help Rhode Islanders overcome barriers to completing their education.

Read More

News Image

Quite an honor

Librarian Ida McGhee earned the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Advocacy Award, given to those who advocate for access to library and information services to African Americans.

Read More

News Image

Return to form

For the first time since February of 2020, the CCRI Players will perform next week in front of a live audience with their 2021–22 season-opening adaptation of Lauren Gunderson’s I and You.

Read More

News Image

On-the-job training

CCRI alumnus and former theater student Dan Garcia of Warwick is taking advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime this year working in his hometown as a member of The Gamm Theatre Fellowship Program.

Read More

Upcoming Events