April 22, 2020
The Shirley Fiterman Art Center (SFAC) at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) presents the 2020 Digital Student Art Show, opening on Instagram as well as on a Digital Student Art page, April 22. The exhibition will feature outstanding student artwork from academic programs in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital design and color and design.
As in years past, the exhibition will reflect the unique range of talent shown by BMCC students. Unlike past exhibitions, it will be presented on a digital platform.
“As everyone at Borough of Manhattan Community College adjusts to distance learning, the Shirley Fiterman Art Center has also had to move toward a virtual model,” says SFAC Director Lisa Panzera.
By utilizing social media platforms including Instagram and by creating a Digital Student Art page on the SFAC website, she says, “We have been able to present an online Student Art Show that highlights the creativity and ingenuity of BMCC students, and to make a space to view outstanding works by developing student artists and designers.”
Many of the student artists are BMCC Art Foundations majors, a program that offers associate degree programs in Art History and Studio Art.
Both programs are part of the Music and Art Department. Students can earn an Associate of Art (A.A.) degree in Art History or an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Studio Art. The college also offers a range of courses in studio art, digital design and communications technology.
“We are very proud of our many talented students — both Art majors and non-Art majors — who rise to the occasion and find ways to make their artwork in all manner of situations, especially now. We are also thankful for the Shirley Fiterman Art Center!” said Professor of Art Sarah Haviland.
“During this difficult period for our city, it’s encouraging to see all the great work our students have been making, projects from both before and after our transition to remote learning,” said Professor of Art Peter Greenwald.
According to its mission, the SFAC is dedicated to presenting exhibitions of contemporary art and cultural programming that promote and enrich the educational mission of BMCC and serve as a resource for BMCC and Lower Manhattan communities.
Even in a digital gallery format, the SFAC creates a place to engage with contemporary art and investigate a deeper understanding of its role in society at a venue that is free of charge and open to the public. Unlike its brick-and-mortar version, the virtual SFAC gallery is open 24/7, and at all hours.
Follow the 2020 Digital Student Art Show on @shirley_fiterman_art_center and #bmccstudentartwork.
- BMCC’s Shirley Fiterman Art Gallery presents 2020 Digital Student Art Show on Instagram, opening April 22
- Outstanding student artwork from academic programs in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital design and color and design will be showcased
- Follow on @shirley_fiterman_art_center and #bmccstudentartwork