Kaua`i Community College Holds 2014 Student Art Exhibition

Kauaʻi Community College
Camilla Matsumoto, (808) 245-8280
Dir. Community Relations & Sp. Projects, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Jun 6, 2014

Students Matt Haeger and Matt Mizukami (front) with faculty Gary Ellwood, Serge Marcil & Matt Fulmer
Students Matt Haeger and Matt Mizukami (front) with faculty Gary Ellwood, Serge Marcil & Matt Fulmer
Kaua'i CC student art exhibition
Kaua'i CC student art exhibition

LIHUE—Over 250 Kaua'i Community College student art works are on exhibit for public viewing until June 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, at the Kaua'i Society of Artists gallery at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center. A soft opening will be held on Friday, June 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.   The exhibit features painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, video and animation.

“We wanted students to exhibit the work they have done at the College to a larger audience,” said Kaua'i CC faculty member Matt Fulmer.  “We also wanted the Kaua'i community to see the caliber and range of visual art being taught and produced at the College."

The programs of study at Kaua'i CC reflect real world changes in the work force. With these skill sets, students will be able to incorporate all they have learned into almost any career, even beyond digital arts, media, and design.

“If you are an accountant, you can develop a mobile app for your accounting firm,” said Fulmer.  “Chefs and restaurant owners can market daily what customers can look forward to dining in their establishments. You are much more valuable in today’s workforce."

Chancellor Helen Cox said: “Our faculty are not only excellent teachers, they are also experienced practitioners in their fields. This means they can convey both the skills and the excitement of these new fields to students, preparing them for 21st century careers.

The exhibit features students who have learned under the skillful tutelage of the following faculty members: 

Stephanie Britt (teaches oil, acrylic, ink and mixed media drawing and painting);

Gary Ellwood (camera basics, lighting, sound, post production in the introduction to digital video production and storytelling courses);

Matthew Fulmer (essential elements of design in introductory and intermediate courses in graphic design, digital arts and illustration, interface design, such as mobile app, web and game design, as well as 2-D animation);

Serge Marcil (camera capabilities, elements of composition, digital photo editing, digital prepress in introductory and intermediate courses in digital photography).