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County College of Morris student artwork on display at Mayo Performing Arts Center

RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A curated collection of artwork from students at County College of Morris (CCM) is on display at the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Morristown for visitors to enjoy starting today and running through April 16.

The exhibition, now in its tenth year, features approximately 35 pieces of fine art by students in the Visual Arts and Animation Programs at CCM. The exhibit is curated by Todd Doney, associate professor in CCM’s Department of Art and Humanities, and features works of his talented students in various mediums including charcoal, ink, pastel, colored pencil, mixed media and digital.

The exhibit is being held at the MPAC’s Art Upstairs Galley, located at 100 South Street in Morristown. A free public reception will be held on Tuesday, March 26, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

“We are proud of our longstanding partnership with the MPAC, which provides the opportunity for our students to showcase their artwork in the local community,” said Doney. “It has been a pleasure to select pieces of artwork for this exhibition and to work with MPAC’s Art Upstairs Gallery and Charles Miller, program consultant for the gallery, to make this exhibition come to life.”

The exhibition is a juried art exhibit, meaning participants will be receiving awards based on the selections from an artist who serves as the judge. This year’s exhibit will be juried by Morris County-based Dan Fenelon, who has been an artist, muralist, illustrator and graphic designer for over 20 years.

The Visual Arts Program at CCM will be awarding gift certificates from Blick Art Materials to the winning student artists.  This includes $75 for Best in Show, $50 for Award of Merit and $25 for Honorable Mention. Additionally, the New Jersey Art Association (NJAA) will donate a $100 prize to the Best in Show winner, which will be presented at the reception on March 26 by Mike Dziomba, President of NJAA.

The Art Upstairs Galley at the MPAC is open for patrons two hours before all performances and by appointment. Call 973-539-0345, ext. 6583 to make an appointment. For additional information about the Art Upstairs Gallery, visit www.mayoarts.org/art-upstairs/.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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