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“Into the Bamboo” Art Exhibit Debuts at STLCC-Wildwood

December 01, 2016

Bamboo photo  
This photo by Dion Dion became the theme of "Into the
Bamboo," a special art exhibit at STLCC-Wildwood.

The community is invited to view the art exhibit, “Into the Bamboo,” at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive.

The exhibit features 20 paintings created by students and faculty members that are inspired by the same subject – bamboo.

Each semester, the Fine Arts Club sponsors an exhibit in which members select a particular subject to capture in their paintings.

For this exhibit, the club selected a photograph of bamboo taken at the Missouri Botanical Gardens by one of its fellow members, artist Dion Dion.

“From the lush leaves, to the colors and textures, we chose to paint the bamboo because the photo left a lot open to interpretation,” said Ally Burns, student artist and club president. “Like every stalk of bamboo is different, every painting in this exhibit is unique.”

Bamboo painting by Aly Burns  
This exhibit piece is by Ally Burns.

Mark Weber, professor of art, said this exhibit is one of his favorites because it introduces the campus community to various interpretations of art.

“The paintings created for this exhibit truly showcase the creativity and talents of our artists,” said Weber. “You can appreciate the artists’ passion for their work in each paint stroke.”

Located in the Student Commons, the exhibit can be viewed through Dec. 10.

For more information about the artists, or to purchase the artwork featured in this exhibit, contact Mark Weber at mweber@stlcc.edu.