April 10, 2019
The Shirley Fiterman Art Center of Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will present the annual Student Art Show — an exhibition of recent student work — with an opening reception at 81 Barclay Street on Wednesday April 17 from 4 until 7 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through Tuesday, May 10.
Student Art Show 2019 offers a chance 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 degrees in Art History and Studio Art. The college also offers a range of courses in studio art, digital design and communications technology.
“BMCC students showing work here in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center — a top-notch Manhattan gallery and museum-quality space open to the public — are taking advantage of a very special opportunity,” says Professor of Art Peter “Chico” Greenwald. “Not only are students able to see their hard work on the wall where it can be appreciated by a wide audience, but they learn a bit about the logistics of mounting a professional exhibition; curating, installing and having an opening reception. This is a great way for them to start their art careers.”
Students in the BMCC program receive the fundamental training required to transfer to four-year colleges. BMCC art faculty work with their students to build portfolios for successful transitions to top art and design schools. An articulation agreement reached with Queens College, CUNY transfers course credits, allowing BMCC Art Foundation graduates to enter Queens College as juniors.
In addition to showcasing student artists, the Shirley Fiterman Art Center will present a BMCC music and art faculty recital on Wednesday May 1 at 7:30 p.m. and a student and faculty music recital at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday May 9 and Friday May 10.
The Shirley Fiterman Art Center at BMCC is dedicated to organizing exhibitions of contemporary art and cultural programming, through which it seeks to promote and enrich the educational mission of BMCC.
SHOWN RIGHT: Artwork by BMCC student artist Alina Robles
- Exhibition opens April 17 and showcases pieces by BMCC student artists in a variety of media
- The BMCC Art Foundations program offers associate degree programs in Studio Art and Art History
- Student artists develop portfolios of work that ease their transition to a bachelor’s degree program