Arts & Culture

Exhibit to feature student artwork

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Student Gulay Cevher’s poster illustration

Seventy-five Palm Beach State College art students will showcase their work in the 31st Annual Student Art Exhibition beginning April 4.

The exhibition runs through May 5 and is a showcase of the best artwork created by students from the Palm Beach Gardens campus. The opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 4. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Students in each art class selected the 129 works of their peers to showcase in the gallery. Artworks range from drawings, paintings, 2D design, digital media, photography, ceramics and 3D design.

During the opening reception, awards will be given for Best in Show, along with first, second and third place in the categories of photography, digital photography, drawing, figure drawing, ceramics and design.

Award winners will be chosen by international artist Yury Daraskavin, who showcased his work in a previous Palm Beach State art exhibit titled “10” earlier this year.

“It was an honor to be chosen by Palm Beach State College to serve on the jury for the student art exhibition,” said Daraskavin. “I was excited to see the diversity and quality of works created by the students. Also, it was the opportunity to see the exceptional quality of art education at Palm Beach State College. I do believe that this exhibition will help to promote the PBSC art program and brings new talented and creative people to the College grounds.”

Daraskavin was born in Asipovichi, Belarus in 1962. He attended and graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of the Arts in 1985. Upon graduation, he began a career in the illustration and graphic design field, painting in his spare time. After several successful solo shows in the early 90s, he started to devote his attention to his art.

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Student Sarah Pindler’s piece titled “Reflections on Nature”

Shortly after making this career change, he and his family moved to Toronto, Canada. Being a full time artist, he became an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists in 2009. In 2010, he was recognized by the United States government as a “person with extraordinary abilities in art” and granted a Green Card. Shortly after, he opened his second studio in Palm Beach. His artwork is currently exhibited in art galleries in the U.S. and Canada.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is located on the first floor of the BB building, 3160 PGA Blvd. For more information, call the gallery at 561-207-5015 or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/ArtGalleryPBG.

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