(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- The Faculty Student Show at West Windsor Arts Council will celebrate the work of teaching artists and their students created in a class or workshop at WWAC during the Fall, Winter, or Spring sessions of the 2019-2020 class year. The online exhibition will run from June 5 to July 12, with an online opening reception and recognition of Certificate of Fine Arts (CiFA) students on Friday, June 5 at 7:15pm. This is a free event but registration is required. Link for registration can be found HERE.
Each year WWAC honors their talented teaching artists and the outstanding work done by their students, both youth and adults, by showcasing their work in a culminating exhibition, the Faculty Student Art Show. This year is extra special as this is the first year many of the youth students are part of the Certificate of Fine Arts (CiFA) program, which has become the backbone to the arts education classes offered at WWAC. The young students in the CiFA classes have shown exceptional growth over the course of the year which can be seen in their artwork. Through sequential learning and skill building, students select the Visual Arts or Performing Arts CiFA track and make a commitment to achievement in the arts. Students in these classes have progressed through foundational classes in their chosen track and are ready to advance to the upper levels of achievement. Kirsten Sanford, Education Manager, “I congratulate all our students for their achievement this past year and look forward to seeing everyone again in the fall!” West Windsor Arts Council is proud to announce the following students have completed our Foundation 1 program towards their Certificate in Fine Arts: Allegra Alexander, Aakarsha Ardey, Katie Blair, Natalie Braynor, Srinya Gottipati, Matthew David Mehno, Sebastian Monti, Annabelle Nguyen, Victoria Rafikova, and Maya Shue.
CiFA is the West Windsor Arts Council’s Certificate in Fine Arts, where students are invited to make a commitment to participate in our visual or performing arts classes. For each program a student participates in, they will earn one point. Once they have achieved three points, a student has then completed a foundational program. Throughout the year, students have participated in programs such as Voice Training, Drawing, and Digital Illustration, just to mention a few. Their commitment to the program has allowed them to successfully achieve new skill sets and a passion for learning in their respective programs. Our second year of CiFA will begin Fall 2020. Students will see new and exciting programs to participate in, such as theatre, sculpture, and more digital arts programs. Current popular foundation classes, such as drawing, watercolor, and musical theatre will continue to be offered into the fall as well.
West Windsor Arts Council is also committed to offering engaging classes for adults. Their professional faculty are accomplished in their fields and uphold the highest integrity in their work. With small class sizes there is plenty of one-on-one instruction, allowing for a personalized approach to help students achieve their learning goals. WWAC values learners as creative, innovative individuals, who benefit from work in the arts no matter what their challenges, goals, or life’s work. The Arts Council could not be prouder for the work these individuals have accomplished.
Faculty highlighted in the exhibition and the art forms they teach include: Emily Buchalski - The Art of Color and Drawing Foundations, Kimberly Ducote-Schimmel - Digital Photography, Judy Langille - Surface Design on Fabric, Lori Langsner - Art of Oil Painting, Eleni Litt - Doodling Meet Up, Aarti Mantri - Representational Drawing and Foundations of Painting, Zakia Ahmed - Guided Oil Painting for Adults, Pratibha Raju - Drawing and Painting Foundations, Sarika Soman - Watercolor, Katie Truk - Foundations Drawing, Painting and Sculpting, and Jennifer Yuan - Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy.
Adult students featured in the show include: Harvey Brodsky, Allegra D'Adamo, Tammy Dawkins, Joann Donatiello, Ilene Dube, Aylin Green, Kaija Greenberg, Shehla Khan, Maryanne Quinn, Wayne Redlich, Rupa Sanbui, Deborah Shapiro, Adria Sherman, and Xiyuan(Sherry) Zong.
Youth students featured in the show include: Ashira Agarwal, Allegra Alexander, Natalie Braynor, Emre Celik, Dylan Ellis, Srinya Gottipati, Sritan Gottipati, Suhana Gupta, Ruthvisri Harishkumar, Anna Hersh, Kamna Mamidyala, Victoria Rafikova, Maya Shue, and Kyna Sood.
The West Windsor Arts Council’s mission is to provide high quality cultural programming that brings people together and transforms the world around us by inspiring, educating and promoting the arts and art appreciation for our diverse community. Office and gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00am-6:00pm and Sat, 10:00am-4:00pm.
IMAGES (TOP) Between the Lab and Studio (linen, fiber reactive dyes) by Adria Sherman
(MIDDLE) Pack a Snack (colored pencils and a shading pencil) by youth artist Allegra Alexander
(BOTTOM) Princeton Meadows (acrylic) by Teaching Artist Pratibha Raju