JCC art faculty’s exhibit to open

Submitted Photos Above is William Waite’s “Biosemiotics: Where the Red Fern Grows,” mixed media on canvas, 2019. At right is Richard Minard’s “Light and Shadow,” acrylic on canvas, 2018.

JAMESTOWN — A reception celebrating the works of several current and former Jamestown Community College faculty members will be held from 6-8 p.m. on September 12 in JCC’s Weeks Gallery.

The event, free and open to the public, will include refreshments.

The exhibition is on display until October 17. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, and by appointment.

The artists will discuss the works in the show at noon on Sept. 18. Coinciding with the exhibition will be a noontime poetry reading on Oct. 2 featuring JCC faculty members Gerry Crinnin, Neil Flory, Justin March, Chris Munde, and Karen Weyant.

The exhibition features works by current faculty members David Anderson, Ray Bonilla, Gary Deckard, Debra Eck, Deric Ence, Don Hill, Diane Howard, Heather Kanazawa, Yu Kanazawa, Mark Kirsch, Marilyn Martin, Richard Minard, Mike Thornton, and retired faculty members William Disbro and William Waite.

Viewers will see works ranging from abstraction to naturalism. Large abstract painting by Richard Minard and Heather Kanazawa suggest the inspiration of nature. Yu Kanazawa and Ray Bonilla, who work in a naturalist style, focus their works on scenes from everyday life.

William Disbro presents decorative and colorful collaged landscapes pieced together from hand-painted paper while works by William Waite depict poetic illustrations of woodlands with mystical qualities. A series of photographs featuring close-up views of a frozen pond in winter are presented by Mark Kirsch.

Sculptural and two-dimensional works on paper by Debra Eck make use of natural dyes, hand sewn lines, and prints drawn from plants grown in the artist’s garden.

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