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Different forms of work were displayed for students and teachers

The jaguars were welcomed to the student art gallery’s first exhibition of spring 2022 on May 10.

A variety of works were on display, including darkroom photography, digital photography, drawn portraits, ceramics, and more.

It was the first exhibition open since the lockdown and the first time several students had seen their art on display.

“Having this here is like a celebration of returning to our roots of showcasing student work,”
Terri Garland, photography teacher.

Students and teachers filled the room to discuss and observe the different styles of art. Unlike San Jose City College, not all colleges offer the opportunity to showcase their art to peers and friends.

“Giving students a chance to show what they’ve done and what they think is their best work to show everyone I think is really important and it also gives them a sense of confidence, to come here and being able to see it and being able to be like, ‘Hey, I did this,’ a sense of accomplishment,” said Nicholas Everett, 27, a graphic design student.

The exhibition lasted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“I’m so proud of my students I can barely stand it,” said Michelle Gregor, 62, an art teacher. “The last part of closing the ‘circle’ (of the art process) is giving your art to the world and I think that’s the most important.”

Madison Wilber, 20, a journalism major, is an SJCC student and former City College Times employee.

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