Student Artwork Featured in Gallery Exhibit

January 14, 2010 – Select works by students in Dutchess Community College fall 2009 art classes are on display in the College’s Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery until Jan. 29. The exhibit includes work in mediums including paint, ceramics, photography, graphic design and calligraphy.

An opening reception for artists and the public will be held on Jan. 20 from 5 - 6:30 p.m.

The gallery is in the Allyn J. Washington Center for Science and Art. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The next gallery exhibit will feature the work of David Lax, a former faculty member and art department chairperson at DCC. His 14 “Denunciation” paintings will be displayed in the gallery prior to their permanent installation in Hudson Hall. Lax’s paintings were influenced by his experiences as a soldier in World War II, and reflect the suffering of war and the human condition. The exhibit runs from Feb. 8 – 19 with an opening reception on February 10 at 5 p.m.

For more information about either exhibit, call Gallery Director Margaret Craig at (845) 431-8617 .

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