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50th Annual MCC Student Art and Design Exhibition

5/19/2014 9:00:00 AM-9/10/2014 4:00:00 PM
Located: Overbrook Art Gallery

A high point of the year for the MCC Arts and Humanities Department, the Student Art and Design Exhibition celebrates its golden anniversary this year by once again highlighting exceptional artwork created by MCC’s art and graphic design students over the past academic year.

The artwork, which will be displayed in Overbrook Art Gallery from May 17-Sept. 10, is selected for the exhibition by art and design faculty who review several thousand pieces produced by more than 500 students. Only a small portion of this total amount comprises the annual exhibit. 

The show features a range of cash awards, including $400 for first place, $300 for second place, $200 for third place, and $100 for honorable mentions. In addition, the President’s Purchase Awards for the permanent MCC Art Collection will be announced. 

Place awards are selected by an independent juror who is a practicing art professional. This year, Ed Wong-Ligda, coordinator of Illustration at Grand Valley State University, will be the juror. He has a MFA degree in painting from the University of Tulsa and has worked as a designer/illustrator for Cheshire Books, Dell Publishing and Van Nostrand Reinhold. He is currently a figurative painter and muralist with work in many private and public collections including the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Appalachian State University, the State of Oregon and the State of Missouri. 

On Thursday, June 5, a free public reception and awards ceremony will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Overbrook Lobby and Gallery. Light refreshments will be served. The awards will be announced at 5:30 p.m. in Overbrook Theater.

Overbrook Art Gallery summer hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Please call (231) 777-0324 for more information.