Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Growing art show becoming ‘signature’ event at SLCC

Maybe it’s the prize money. Certainly the diverse and creative artwork has something to do with it.

Whatever the reasons, the annual Multicultural Art Exhibit, which began five years ago as an idea of Doctor Abio Ayeliya, Student Life and Leadership coordinator, is getting to be a big deal at Salt Lake Community College.

“The exhibit has been received well by students and community-at-large and should continue to be a mainstay for many years to come,” said exhibit co-organizer Will Unga, a coordinator for SLCC’s Multicultural Initiatives department. “The number of artists, submissions and participants steadily grows, and they see it becoming a signature even for the institution at some point in the future.”

The exhibit recently took place in the atrium on South City Campus. Attendees were asked to vote on their favorite pieces.

This year’s winners were: Michelle Hallberg’s “Lady Moon” ($300 prize); Ed Browning’s “All Together Now” ($200); and Brian K. Baity’s “Fairy Village” ($100).

The exhibit featured over 30 pieces that included woodworking, sculpture, jewelry, sketching, crochet, oil painting and photography.