Salem College students open first collaborative art exhibit for local college students


On Nov. 2, Salem students opened a new art show entitled Relevance 2018, which displays works from artists at Forsyth Technical Community College, Salem College, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University.

The art exhibit is located in the Womble Carlyle Gallery in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The show will be on display until Dec. 1.

The exhibit was organized by Salem College’s Arts in the Community class as a service project for the community, and was described by Salem College’s President Sandra Doran as an art exhibit “organized by students, for students.”

The class worked in association with The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, which provided both space for the exhibit and funding for the project.

Never before has an exhibit for artists of all local colleges been on display. Randy Eaddy, President and CEO of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, stated that it is “diversity among the colleges, among the participants from the colleges,” that makes this exhibition so unique. Discussions are already underway to make this exhibition an annual event.

Salem students Laura Agner, Tabby Bentonville, Kristen Bonner, Dionne Boone, Augusta Graham, Armonie Johns, Alyssa Loarca, Sara Loarca, Cailey Neuschafer and Jessica Ritter all have works on display at the exhibit. Dionne Boone and Kristen Bonner both received honorable mentions for their pieces “Riot Grrrrl Rebirth” and “Emotional Intoxication,” respectively.

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