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Continuing Education Visual and Fine Arts Exhibit

“This exhibit will include an eclectic display of original art by students of all ages expressing themselves through different media including oil and acrylic painting, charcoal and pen drawings, conventional clay objects, and unique ceramic sculptures,” said Eleanor Galagher, student and coordinator of the exhibit.

The Sandhills Community College Continuing Education Creative Living department will host a reception for the opening of its annual Visual and Fine Arts Exhibit on Monday, June 10 from 3-5 p.m. The exhibit will be available for viewing until June 29 in the Hastings Gallery of Art located in the Katharine L. Boyd Library.

Students from Jean Frost’s Oil Painting beginning and advanced classes will have a number of paintings on display. Sandra Hastings, instructor for Introduction to Heritage Art, will also have extraordinary, award-winning sculptures on display, according to Eleanor Galagher, student and coordinator of the exhibit.

“Gallagher’s love of the arts is evident in her support of the programs at Sandhills, both philanthropic and through her willingness to assist in the coordination of this event,” said Danaka Bunch, director of the Center for Creative Living and the Lifelong Learning Institute. “Eleanor selflessly organizes this entire event, and her passion shines through in the magnificent displays.”

“This exhibit will include an eclectic display of original art by students of all ages expressing themselves through different media including oil and acrylic painting, charcoal and pen drawings, conventional clay objects, and unique ceramic sculptures,” said Gallagher.

When asked about her willingness to coordinate this event for the students, Gallagher said, “My passion for art is genetic. My mother and her five sisters were all artists, and this love has been passed on even to my grandchildren. Painting or sculpturing is therapeutic for me.

“The offerings at Sandhills Community College provide an opportunity for novices and experienced art lovers to engage in learning new techniques from instructors who encourage creative thinking, and the camaraderie that develops between students in each class makes it even more enjoyable.

“Sandhills Community College is a wonderful asset to our community, and I encourage everyone to read the flightPath publication, find a class that piques your interest, and enroll. I thoroughly enjoy the classes and the lasting relationships developed through group learning.”

To view the summer Creative Living classes, go to www.sandhills.edu/creativeliving/.

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