Artwork from three Southwestern Community College students has been selected for display at the North Carolina Community College System Office in Raleigh.
Included is a sculpture by Deana Burchett of Robbinsville titled “Brothers Three,” a sculpture by Amelia Haynes of Whittier titled “Shape Shifter” and a print by Darrin Bark of Cherokee titled “Don’t Say It So Loud.” Each of these students is enrolled in SCC’s Fine Arts program at the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee.
“We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments,” said Jeff Marley, OICA program coordinator. “Darrin Bark’s print has the distinction of being the first Cherokee story printed on our letter press.”
Marley added, “The work our students produce is a tribute to the legacy of Cherokee artisans and the rich artistic heritage of western North Carolina.”
Since 1998, the North Carolina Community College System has sponsored a statewide exhibition of artwork by the faculty, staff, students and alumni of North Carolina's community colleges. Named by the State Board of Community Colleges in 2008 in honor of H. Martin Lancaster upon his retirement from the presidency of the system, the exhibition is housed on the six floors of the Caswell Building, headquarters for the System Office, located at 200 West Jones Street in downtown Raleigh. The exhibition runs from March through December.
The Caswell Building is a working office building, so people who wish to see the artwork should call Barbara Currier at 919- 807-7101 to arrange a tour. The Caswell Building is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed on North Carolina state holidays and weekends.