The 27th Annual Student Art Exhibition, April 9 through May 3, showcases artwork created by Palm Beach State college art students. The variety of work reflects the many art disciplines offered at Eissey Campus: ceramics, digital and traditional photography, drawing, life drawing, applied and digital design, and painting. The student art will also be available for purchase. Following are three artists who are participating, and examples of their works.
West Palm Beach artist Linh Pham likes to think her art is based around patience and elegance. “My main objective is to make art that is soft on the eyes but at the same time I want the viewer to realize my complete attention to detail,” she said.
“Putting a lot of time and effort into one single object to make it grand just makes me that much more satisfied for I think other people also appreciate it.”
Greenacres resident Jose Casado draws inspiration from life. “Self-experiences, heard stories, dreams and wishful thinking all combine and mark me,” he said.
“I react to these impressions and see them reflected in my artwork. Sometimes I feel what I need to express and research ways to achieve the representation of that feeling or idea. The process often brings chaos and consumes me for weeks at a time.” As ideas begin to “sprout,” he works on an image or two. As the process gains momentum, he is bombarded by several images, which he is challenged to bring to life.
West Palm Beach resident Alysha Wilcox’s artistic style constantly evolves. “I work with ideas, and as I’m working I usually generate at least ten more. My artwork usually reflects life and the beauty found in it,” she said.
Although ceramics has been her main medium, she has become interested in many media. “My goal as an artist is to make art that people from all walks of life can appreciate. I love it when someone who is not interested in the arts at all has to stop and say ‘wow.'”
The opening reception is on Tuesday, April 9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Gallery Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For information call, (561) 207-5015. The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is at Palm Beach State College, 3160 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. The Art Gallery is located in the BB building.