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Rock Creek: Student artwork adorns Building 7 during construction
Photos and Story by Gina Whitehill-Baziuk
At Rock Creek Campus, the temporary interior walls on the east side of Building 7 are no longer bare!
Art students at Rock Creek created 131 3′ x 3′ art panels that are now exhibited on both floors of Building 7. The building is currently undergoing a major facelift on its east side. Construction crews have demolished the east entrance and two circular classrooms that previously fronted the building and installed temporary walls to separate and reduce noise, dust and disruption for areas in the building that are still being used by the college and the construction zone on the other side. The future 30,000 square foot addition will showcase a glass exterior envelope designed to capture light and frame a dramatically improved campus quad.
The art students, many of them first year, are taking drawing and painting classes at Rock Creek. The panels will remain in place for a least a year or until the temporary walls are removed. At that time, the work will be moved to other locations at Rock Creek for exhibition.
Huge thanks to the following individuals for their support:
- Jim Jeffery and the Auto Club for donating time and clear coat to make this student work stable and impervious to smearing
- Besty Julian and Karen Sanders for their soliciting of imagery and direction from their division faculty
- Cheryl Scott for funding this project
- Birgitte Ryslinge for her support and direction
- Christopher Knight of the Art department, who worked closely with our students throughout the process
- Silas Cook and his brother, Trigger, for art installation
- Mark Andres, art instructor who helped make the project happen