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CVCC Work Featured in State Art Exhibit

Artwork by three individuals associated with Catawba Valley Community College has been selected for the 16th NC Community Colleges Art Exhibition in the Caswell Building in Downtown Raleigh.

The exhibit includes two digital photographs of CVCC alumnus Sara Breckenridge, one entitled “Innocence” and the other “Country Mist. “Remember When,” a digital photograph by Photographic Technology Faculty Joe Young, and a digital photograph “Another Time Another Lace” by student Sherrie Wells is also on display.

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One hundred thirty-nine pieces of artwork from 44 North Carolina community colleges are featured throughout the six-story building, and include a wide variety of media ranging from paintings and sculpture, to functional pieces such as lamps and jewelry.

This exhibition is particularly unique because it also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Community College System.  Several submissions to the two-year exhibit showcase the history of community colleges in North Carolina.

“Featuring the art of community college students, faculty and staff in the Caswell Building gives our agency a great sense of pride,” says Dr. Scott Ralls, NC Community College System President. “The added focus on our 50-year history gives this exhibition even greater meaning as we look back on the role community colleges have played in educating and training North Carolina’s workforce.”

The North Carolina Community College System Office partnered with Johnston Community College’s Fine Arts Department to install the artwork.  The exhibition will be on display for two years. Public tours are available on a limited basis and may be scheduled by calling 919-807-7100.


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