Student artists in Trinidad plan show

student_art_2(TRINIDAD, COLORADO)  A month-long exhibit at Art Gallery Main will feature the works of students from Trinidad State Junior College.  Most of the art will feature the talents of students from portrait and drawing classes, and will include watercolor and oil painting.

The show will also include other media, like metal sculpture done by welding students, and even garment art.  “The exhibition will feature not only works by our talented art students, but also students who are not taking or have not taken art classes before, but have created artworks for the love of it, for the joy of it,” said Trinidad State Art Professor Vilas Tonape.  “These young emerging artists are engaged in understanding not only the physical aspects of painting, drawing, and sculpture, but also using their minds to engage in both discussion and the art making process.”  More than 50 pieces of art will be on display.

The exhibit will open on February 28 with a reception and awards presentation between 6 and 8 p.m. at Art Gallery Main, 130 E. Main Street in Trinidad.  Light refreshments will be served.  The show will be open through March 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  Admission is free.

“The art program at Trinidad State is not only a proponent of critical and creative thinking via artistic expression, but an outlet to explore artistic potential. The art program sees the artistic process as an important and thoughtful exploration. We encourage everyone to come and join us in welcoming so many talented young artists,” said Tonape.

The following businesses and organizations contributed to make this show possible:  Trinidad Area Arts Council, Frank Images, Ida and Sherry Used Furniture, Trinidad State Educational Foundation, Golden Eagle Gallery Art Supplies and Cedar Street Printing.

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