NHCC Makes Student Art Show a Virtual Experience
North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park currently has its annual spring semester student art show on display. But don’t look for it in the Joseph Gazzulo Art Gallery on campus. This spring the show has gone virtual.
All students who are currently enrolled at North Hennepin can submit artwork.
“Within about two weeks after spring break the first meeting back is, I think, when we made the decision that the show needed to continue. We would transition it to an online show and kind of explore different options,” said Joshua Woof, North Hennepin’s fine arts faculty member and gallery director.
The decision to go virtual did present some challenges. Woof says the college didn’t know how much participation it would get. Space for the images was a concern because of the size of the show.
“We have right around a hundred artists. It was kind of a question of how much participation we were going to get,” said Woof. “It exceeded our expectations by quite a bit. It’s pretty close, or on par with what we see through the in-person gallery shows every spring.”
Students submitted art that was photography, painting, illustrations, drawing, digital arts and ceramics.
“I think that this has opened up a lot of opportunity for us to explore having an online presence and/or archive. That’s what I would like to see happen,” explained Woof. “We get a lot of positive feedback from the shows but not everyone is able to make the shows so having the online record of it is something I would like to see continuing.”
To see the show, click here: North Hennepin Community College student arts community
For another look at an exhibit inside the gallery at North Hennepin, check out our Weekend Showcase segments.