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RCBC’s Abstract Encounters II Exhibit opens September 21 – free reception scheduled for October 8

Lightdance 4 - Sandra Benhaim

Over 43 Rowan College at Burlington County students, faculty, alumni and community members will showcase their talents at the Abstract Encounters II Exhibit, opening September 21 at the college’s Student Art Gallery in downtown Mount Holly.

The abstract topic is considered to be any art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors and textures. The exhibit features 104 pieces including jewelry, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing and photography.

An opening reception is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m., on Saturday, October 8, 2016 in the Student Art Gallery on 1 High Street. The reception and exhibit are free to the public.

The exhibit runs from Wednesday, September 21 through Friday, October 28 during normal gallery hours: Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 3 p.m.; Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and the second Saturday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. The exhibit was curated by Jessica Kane, campus curator.

RCBC’s Student Art Gallery is a part of the college’s transformation plan to create a modern campus experience. The plan calls for a larger arts presence in Mount Holly by moving the gallery to a more prominent location at the front of the college’s Mount Holly Center. The college’s fine arts studio, graphic design and fashion design programs will move to Mount Holly – joining the existing culinary arts programs in the fall of 2017.

More information about the transformation can be found at rcbc.edu/campus-transformation.

Pictured: “Lightdance 4” painting by artist Sandra Benhaim, of Havertown, PA is one of the 104 pieces of art that are part of the Rowan College at Burlington County’s Abstract Encounters II Exhibit running from Wednesday, September 21 through Friday, October 28 at the Student Art Gallery on 1 High Street in Mount Holly.