Visual Art Awards
This year's Student Art Exhibition runs through May 1 in the Taber Art Gallery and other campus locations.
Every Spring, Holyoke Community College honors its art students with a show of their own and recognizes the top students for outstanding talent.
This year's Student Art Exhibition runs through May 1 in the Taber Art Gallery, the HCC Library display cases, second floor of Donahue and third floor of the Fine & Performing Arts Building.
The exhibition opened Tuesday but officially kicked off last night with a reception and awards ceremony in the HCC Library lobby outside the art gallery, and the place was packed.
More than 40 students received nominations for various art awards.
The following students received faculty art awards: Kathryn Berchin, Kelly Riley, Catherine Carija, Brendon Castro, Jessica Impoco, Ryan Jobb, Susan Reyes, and Logan Vincent-Sutherland.
Receiving awards for photography: Kailyn Marshall, Yasmina Mattison-Sudan, Brandon Pigeon, Keyshan Gomez, and Sylke Avalo.
Jessica Impoco also received a special award for serving as president of the Visual Arts Club.
The following students were recognized for their outstanding attire at the reception: Elnora Larry, Robert Proulx, Luis Lopez, Caitlin Pereira, Aundrea Bulley, Jessica Impoco, and Catherine Carija.
All locations are open to the public during regular school sessions, except the Taber Gallery which is open Mon - Thurs. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
PHOTOS by CHRIS YURKO: See more photos on HCC's Facebook page.