Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Visual and Performing Arts Department will present the annual RVCC Student Art Exhibition The first exhibition runs from March 28-April 11.
An opening reception for Part I will be held Friday, March 28, from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Part I will feature an array of media from the following disciplines: 2D design, ceramics, color theory, drawing, illustration, interior design and printmaking
The show is being coordinated by Darren McManus, RVCC Art Gallery Coordinator and Full-time Instructor. Gallery hours for the exhibition are Mondays, 3-8 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesdays, 3-8 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Fridays, 1-4 p.m. The gallery will not open until 6 p.m. on Friday, March 28
An Introduction to Contemporary Art that will give students skills in making, viewing and
interpreting their own art and others’. Instructor: Tiffany Calvert
Topics will include:
• Contemporary Art since 1960
• Reality Television and Social Media
• Studio visits with contemporary artists
• Field trips to galleries
Laura Harrington and Rob Pfister of DS&D invited instructor Virginia Smith and the RVCC Interior Design Studio III students to have class at their office on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The students are working on a hypothetical, modern community library project for class. Abby Spindelman from Steelcase Education Solutions did a presentation on modern libraries for the students and their instructor. There was dialogue on current design issues and solutions over a nice breakfast. The students then presented their design ideas and received feedback from Abby and Laura in a room specifically designed for collaboration, flexibly and technology access. The students and their instructor got a tour of the great design facility with all the latest furniture. They got to see real design solutions in place. DS&D even invited the students to use their facility as a resource for this project. Laura spent over three hours working with us.
They have been a real community partner for our program and this project. Thanks DS&D!!
RVCC Interior design instructor and students help with the interiors of the Raritan Valley Community College new Bateman Center
Excerpt fom the article and press release
"Designing the center’s interior space, selecting its furniture, and choosing its color scheme of warm neutrals with accents of color was a collaborative effort that was assisted by RVCC interior design students and their instructor Virginia Smith, coordinator of the College’s Interior Design program. Last year three RVCC interior design students, including current student Rebecca Wagner, submitted design concepts for the center. Wagner and Smith assisted in selecting the furniture and Smith drew up the center’s final interior design plans.
Smith said working on the student center “was a great opportunity for students to see the actual collaboration that happens on a project. They got to experience real-world constraints, including costs, deadlines, changes of direction and real opinions of their client and the vendors. This is a big aspect to design that is not easy to replicate in the classroom"