Looking for that unique, one-of-a-kind painting, photograph or drawing from an up-and-coming artist? The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College is holding its annual juried student art show, which is on display now.
The 27th annual Student Art Exhibition is a showcase of artwork created by Palm Beach State College art students. The exhibition runs now through May 3 and is open to the public.
The variety of work reflects the many art disciplines offered at the college: ceramics, digital and traditional photography, drawing, life drawing, applied and digital design, and painting. There will be nearly 200 pieces in the exhibition and much of the art will be available for purchase, with prices ranging from $50 to $850.
One of the featured student artists is Alysha Wilcox, a 21-year-old sophomore from West Palm Beach. “My style as is constantly evolving. I work with ideas, and as I’m working I usually generate at least 10 more,” she said. “My artwork usually reflects life and the beauty found in it. Although ceramics has been my main medium up until this point, I am interested in many media. My goal as an artist is to make art that people from all walks of life can appreciate.”
Rolando Chang Barrero is this year’s curator of the show. Barrero has over 30 years of experience in the visual arts as a working artist, with a bachelor’s degree from the Art Institute of Chicago. Barrero resides in West Palm Beach and has an art studio and an emerging artists’ exhibition space in the Boynton Beach Art District.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. 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.
Palm Beach State College is the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County, providing bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, professional certificates, career training and lifelong learning. Established in 1933 as Florida’s first public community college, it offers more than 100 programs of study at locations in Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade.
ABOVE: Alysha Wilcox’s acrylic painting Grey Scale Tiger is one of the student art pieces on display now through May 3 at PBSC’s Eissey Campus Gallery.