2017 Student Show and Awards Reception Held

May 25 2017
Category: The Arts

The Elmira College art department recently hosted the annual opening reception for the 2017 Student Student Show, which featured senior and undergraduate artwork installed in the George Waters Gallery and Tifft Lounge.

The reception also included invited guest judge, artist and executive director of 171 Cedar Arts Center, Lynn Rhoda-Dates. She selected five outstanding examples of student work to receive awards.

In her remarks, Rhoda-Dates encouraged students to realize the importance of art in communicating feelings and ideas to others. She assured them that though they may not realize it, they make an impact on many people in both their art communities and beyond. She noted that she is pleased to work with Elmira College art major alumna Christina Nurczynskinm '14 who brought many skills she learned while a student at Elmira College to her position as an administrative manager at 171 Cedar Arts.

Congratulations to all the students and prizewinners:

First place went to junior art major Samantha Berger'18 for her stone sculpture.

Second place was awarded to senior business administration and digital art double major, Miranda Satterly '17, for her multimedia installation featuring illustrations for a children's book and a video presentation on "gender blending."

Third prizewinner was art major Aya Watanabe '17 for "Peace," a mixed media installation combining a painting with 1,000 origami cranes.

Honorable mentions went to Wondo Shaw for his video about the Women's March on Washington and to nursing major Alicia Gassner '19 for a series of three drawings.