Gallery 126 Exhibit "Blast from the Past" January 21 - March 16

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"Blast from the Past" January 21 - March 16

Dawson Community College "Gallery 126" opens the Spring semester with an Artists Reception on Saturday, January 21 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The new exhibit "Blast From the Past" features the artwork of alumnae Lacey Winderl Lee, Caroline Greiman, and Emily Fitterman, and alumnus Bobby Cisco. Come meet the artists and experience their artwork. Everybody is invited.

All four of these talented young artists have a passion for art. They have made their art a lifelong practice. They all have found personal rewards and audience recognition for their unique artwork. Among their accomplishments, while attending Dawson Community College, they each received high praise for their artwork, and placed as favorites in DCC student art shows. Bobby's, Emily's, and Lacey's artwork can be seen on the covers of DCC student datebooks. We are excited to welcome all of them back for a visit. We look forward to enjoying their artwork -on exhibit through March 16.

Lacey Lee has always been interested in art. As a child, she spent hours drawing in her three-ring-binder. As she has journeyed through high school, college and beyond, she has challenged herself with a wide variety of media and explored many subjects. Today, Lacey has a successful small art business from her home. She makes and sells her artwork whenever she can. Lacey received her AAS Degree in Business Technology with a medical option from DCC in 2010. Today she works fulltime at Glendive Medical Center in her chosen field. Even though she doesn't always get the time she would like to focus on her art she does try to make it a priority. Lacey says of her artwork, "I would like the viewer to experience the picture itself. For instance, many of my photographs are close ups. When looking at one of them, I want the viewer to feel like they are in the picture, being that close, and enjoying the beauty of it."

Emily Fitterman found art when she was eleven years old, and it has stuck with her ever since. A friend gave her a sketchbook for her birthday, and that was the catalyst for her passion in art. That passion is the spirit that gives her artwork its distinctive style. Emily says of her artwork, "Art is my life. Everything I create is inspired by my imagination, subconscious, and experiences in my daily life.  I enjoy all types of media, styles, and techniques. I believe it is important to try new things and learn about as many types of art as you can.  I like to create an emotion in my audience, and make them question my purpose.  I think it is wonderful to express so much feeling without ever having to say a word." Emily received her AA Degree in Art Education from DCC in 2009. She is currently pursuing a degree at Montana State University, Bozeman with a double major in Art Education and Art. Emily, also, plays the violin and has a black belt in Taekwondo.

Bobby Cisco has been drawing since the first time he wrote his name. "When I was about one and a half years old I wrote it on my grandma's couch with a pen. No one cared because they were all so amazed with my talent. Ever since then, I was encouraged by family and friends to draw." From that point on making art has been a big part of Bobby's life. It's a way to relax and express his ideas. When he's painting or drawing he doesn't think about anything else. Bobby has a black belt in Taekwondo, practices Kumdo, and he is an avid skateboarder. These interests and hip hop/gangster graffiti have influenced the preferred subjects of his artwork. Bobby received his AA Degree in Art Education from DCC in 2009. He is currently pursuing a degree at Montana State University, Bozeman with a double major in Art Education and Art. Right now, he is working on a series called "everyone is looking for something."

Caroline Greiman was a first place winner in the 2000 Montana Junior Duck Stamp Contest when she was eight. One might surmise from this, that she, too, has been an artist since the early days. Caroline likes to incorporate whatever feelings she is experiencing at any given moment into whatever piece she is doing. Art is her release. Dramatic and outspoken, Caroline has this to say about her relationship with art, "I was born temperamental and never really fit in with my peers. Art has a way of imbedding itself into misfits' lives as a coping mechanism." She, also, enjoys illustrating and writing her ongoing graphic novels. Caroline received her AS Degree from DCC in 2010. She is currently pursuing a degree in biology and chemistry at Montana State University, Billings.

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