MCC hosts unique art display and sale through Dec. 4


By Daily News • Last Updated 9:52 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

By Hannah Middleton

Montcalm Community College art student Fallon Carter works on a drawing during art class. — Courtesy photo

SIDNEY — Unique artwork will be featured during Montcalm Community College’s annual Holiday Time Art Show and Sale this week.
The event features an open house and an artwork sale in the Instruction North Building Art Gallery on the college’s Sidney campus. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Work from MCC’s art students and art club members will be featured, as well as pieces created by community members.
MCC art student Fallon Carter, who will have pieces on display, is inspired by many artists but thrives by exploring her boundless imagination.
“By looking at my art, I hope people find inspiration to focus on the beauty and capture it in whatever way they know how, whether it is drawing, writing, singing — the list goes on,” Carter said.
She hopes her audience will interpret the beauty in her art and appreciate what they might not recognize as beauty. Carter is a sophomore at MCC and plans to transfer to Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.
MCC Visual Arts Coordinator Carolyn Johnson said the community is fortunate to have the opportunity to view and purchase pieces from many talented artists.
“It’s exciting to offer such a diverse collection of artwork during this show. Many of the pieces are offered for sale, which allows our community members to buy locally for holiday gift-giving,” she said. “Not only are patrons able to support American-made products, but their gifts will be unique creations by area artists.”
Light refreshments will be served during the sale.
Call Johnson at (989) 328-1248 or email johnson@montcalm.edu  or Art Instructor Debbie Bell at debbieb@montcalm.edu for more information.

Hannah Middleton is a Montcalm Community College student and volunteer in the college’s Office of Institutional Advancement.

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