Art gallery depicts the college’s past, future with new exhibition

By Deanna Roma
News Editor

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Juan Becerra-Gomez’ ‘Drawing of CCM campus, year 2118’ Photos by: Brett Friedensohn

County College of Morris’ Art Design and Art Gallery is featuring a 50th anniversary exhibition called “Into the Future” which includes student artwork and old yearbooks, photographs, and documents of the campus.

This particular exhibition is going to feature the work of six students: Amy Albin, Juan Becerra-Gomez, Christie binger, Charlie Neely, Edward, Lee and Heather Stevenson. They are expected to depict their own personal vision on the college’s future. The gallery will be showcasing visual and audio documents from past artwork, consisting of historical records, photographs, videos, and announcements.

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Heather Stevenson’s untitled statue.

The show will take place through Monday, Nov 12  in the downstairs Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center.

“The gallery has been open for many years”, said photography professor Professor Hrvoje Slovenc. “It is not a new [event].”

The students chosen were commissioned by the college and are expected to develop artwork specifically for the anniversary show. They are expected to use graphic design, paintings, drawings, video, and poetry.

“It’s good that they do a little history [with] the articles and everything,” said Custodian Ray Arson. “I like the old memos and everything. I haven’t looked at the yearbooks to see how the school has changed. It seems good how far and advanced we have come.”

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The gallery is showcasing visual and audio documents from past artwork, consisting of historical records, photographs videos and announcements.

“The gallery has been open for many years”, said photography professor Professor Hrvoje Slovenc. “It is not a new [event].”

The students chosen were commissioned by the college and are expected to develop artwork specifically for the anniversary show. They are expected to use graphic design, paintings, drawings, video and poetry.

“I think it’s very valuable to look back and to see where the school has come from [because] they’ve made so many strides. I hope people do come and visit it because one of the classes I teach is college student success which is going to be reconfigured as freshman seminar class and part of it is understanding the resources of your campus,” Said Anne Beacken, an adjunct faculty member at CCM. “And I hope students do visit to understand the resources that are here and all the history that [the school] has. It’s interesting to see where you’ve come from.”

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The gallery included copies of the CCMemo going back to 1973, along with student Edward Lee’s speculative design for the CCMemo of the year 2038.

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