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Annual “Young Artists at Work” at College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: February 24, 2009

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574 - 4244

lsaunde2@sunyrockland.edu

 

11th Annual "Young Artists at Work"
at SUNY Rockland Community College

 

Suffern, NY - The Art Department of SUNY Rockland Community College and the Rockland Art Educators Association will present, "Young Artists at Work," an exhibit by K-12 Rockland art students, from April 7 - 30 at the College Library on the main campus in Suffern.

 

A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, April 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

"Young Artists at Work," is the 11th annual student art exhibit organized by the College Art Department in collaboration with the Rockland Art Educators Association. This exhibit will feature a wide range of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, ceramics and jewelry.

 

The RCC Art Department works closely with area art teachers to publicize the College’s art program, and recruit promising art students.  Together, they award an art scholarship every year to an entering freshman. The College offers three two-year degrees in the fields of Photography, Fine Arts and Graphic Design.  The Rockland Art Educators Association is a vital group of Rockland County art teachers that actively promotes youth art and art education.  Its membership includes published authors and professional artists who exhibit widely in both local and national shows. RAEA Co-Presidents are Peggy O’Hara, Art Dept. Chair, Clarkstown Middle School and Joan Quinn, retired Art Dept. Chair, Clarkstown School District.

 

For further information please contact Lena Hyun, Exhibits Coordinator, SUNY Rockland Community College Art Department at 845-574-4393; lhyun@sunyrockland.edu; or the RAEA Co-President, Peggy O’Hara at pohara@ccsd.edu

 

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Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.

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