By Daniel Lopez
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – The Student Artists’ Reception to open the Student Art Show will be on April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the lobby of Lincoln Hall on the Camden County College Blackwood campus. The Student Art Show will begin on April 17 and be open until May 10 in the Marlin Gallery in Lincoln Hall.
The artists, family, friends and faculty are expected to attend the reception. Therese Marlin, who is director of the Marlin Gallery, is overseeing the reception and the show.
The Student Art Show will be the second event the Marlin Gallery will host this year. The first is “A Matter of Perspective,” which will run until April 3. Two more events are scheduled for this year. They are the Teen-Arts Festival in May and June and the Views of South Jersey in July.
Last year the Marlin Gallery hosted four events: the Deborah Marris & Jane Chesson Art Show, the Faculty Show, The Surface as Signifier and the Alumni Show.
The artists’ receptions are intended for students and members of the community to meet the artists. During the receptions, participants give readings and/or lectures to help visitors understand and respond to the pieces of art in the gallery. The Marlin Gallery holds a student art show and a faculty art show every year and often plans other events a year in advance.
The gallery was named for Dr. William Marlin in 2009 in honor of the first full-time art faculty member at Camden County College and is open to groups and individuals. Shows include a variety of works of art, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, fiber art and video.
The gallery director and student artists were unavailable for interviews.