CRANFORD – From June 13 to July 11, the public is invited to view, “Faces – Student Art: Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Exhibit” in the Tomasulo Gallery at Union County College. The exhibit is under the direction of art teacher Jeffrey Gutterman.
“Faces” is an exhibit comprised of self-portraits done in charcoal on paper, created by senior students from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. The students were instructed to draw themselves not as they normally look, but rather to make funny, unattractive, or scary faces. To do so, photographs were taken of their expressions in controlled lighting, using only a single light bulb. The portraits were then drawn from these photographs. The goal of this exercise was to show the human face expressing extreme emotions and to communicate the deep emotions to the viewer.
The students participating in the show are: Lesley Aviles, Dana Cappaccille, Quinn Cicolello, Emily Dzuback, Alexa Gelfand, Shaina Gordon, Shannon Healy, Sloan Ibarra, Jacob Kennedy, Marianne Khalil, Dustin Loh, Brie Manns, James Masback, Ariana Paradiso, John Roberts, Jackie Roiz.
The Artists’ Reception for this exhibit will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. The reception will be held in the Tomasulo Gallery, located on the first floor of the Kenneth C. MacKay Library on the College’s Cranford campus at 1033 Springfield Avenue. Light refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 6 -9 p.m. on Tuesday – Thursday. For more information on the gallery, visit http://www.ucc.edu/go/TomArt or call 908-709-7155.
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