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Student Gallery Finds Temporary Space in Smith Campus Center, Features New Shows

Opening at the new Smith Campus Center student gallery

After a brief hiatus, the Smith Campus Center student gallery space is back in SCC 235. On Wednesday, a black-and-white photography show opened with 200 attending the premiere. The show, which features student work from Lecturer Anthony Lepore’s Black and White Photography course, is open 8 to 5 on Friday, December 7, and noon to 5 on Saturday, December 8.

Previously, the student gallery was located next to the Coop Store on the first floor of Smith Campus Center (SCC), but that space was used this past summer for the Coop Store expansion.

“I kept getting inquiries about gallery space from students and faculty, so I came up with the idea of using SCC 235 as a temporary gallery,” says SCC Program Director Susan Dietz. “Converting the space was fun, and students seem excited about having a space in the campus center to do their shows. The space lends itself nicely to displaying artworks, as well as a reception space for openings.”

The space is located on the second floor on the east side of SCC, right outside Dietz’s office, and is attached to an outdoor patio that provides a nice location for hors d’oeuvres, music and mingling during opening receptions.

“Spring semester is typically our busiest gallery season, as many of the junior art majors, who must do a show, choose to do their shows in our gallery,” says Dietz. There will be two more exhibitions this semester for junior art majors, Jenny He ’14 and Jing Jin ’14, who will be on study abroad in the spring.

The new space is still considered a temporary home for the gallery, but it will be located there throughout the spring semester. For information on using the space, contact susan.dietz.