Artwork from two Laramie County Community College art students been accepted into the international exhibition, Energy of the Future. The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts show is comprised of ceramic art pieces created by community college students from all over the United States and Canada.
LCCC art students Carol McDonald and Chloe West will have their pieces judged and exhibited March 20-23 at the show in Houston, Texas.
LCCC art instructor Matt West described McDonald’s work as “a complex construction that reflects her interest in industrial landscapes and historical trends in ceramics.” He said, “Chloe West is an avid student of both design theory and art history and seeks visual opportunities to apply her research. She embraces the challenge of learning and creating to communicate ideas that provoke a response from the viewer.”
According to the NCECA website, the mission of the Energy for the Future exhibit is to feature the energy of the students’ work. They state that community colleges are often incubators of emerging talent.
“LCCC art classes are a terrific experience for me,” McDonald said. “The LCCC art department has been consistently instructive and supportive of my art making. I am pleased and excited to be working with LCCC and the opportunities this has allowed me.”
Both artists will exhibit their ceramics at the LCCC Student Exhibit in the Esther and John Clay Art Gallery in the LCCC Fine Arts building April 10-May 2.