Emerging artists on display at LCCC Student Art Show

Photo showing the whole gallery with student art on the walls and on stands in the middleCHEYENNE, Wyoming – The Laramie County Community College Student Art Show, providing a unique opportunity for students to share their work, will be exhibited through May 5 in the Esther and John Clay Fine Art Gallery.

All submissions for the exhibition are from currently enrolled LCCC students, though not all are art majors. LCCC students are allowed to submit work from any medium, whether made in a college class or not. Around 100 unique works will be on display. Most are two-dimensional with a variety of sculptural works as well. 

The opportunity for students to display their art in a professional setting is an extraordinary learning experience, said Daniel Maw, LCCC art instructor and gallery coordinator. Many students have never prepared their artwork for exhibition or considered the economics of pricing and selling their work, which provide lessons that are hard to convey in the classroom. Beyond that, being an integral part of an arts community by sharing completed works with an audience can be a profound experience for artists, Maw said. 

“The arts can bring communities together like nothing else, and gallery exhibitions and receptions are opportunities to demonstrate the importance of the arts,” he said. 

The LCCC Student Art show will be on display from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday on the Cheyenne campus. An opening reception is set from noon-1:30 p.m. May 1. The gallery and event are free and open to the public. For more information about the LCCC Student Art Show or LCCC’s art programs, contact Daniel Maw at dmaw@lccc.wy.edu or 307.432.1692.