Start Date Tue, October 29, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
End Date Fri, December 6, 2024 @ 3:00 PM
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

EXHIBIT: Student & Faculty Exhibition

DATES: October 29 – December 6, 2024


Cuyahoga Valley Art Center presents its highly anticipated annual Student & Faculty Exhibition, displayed from October 29 to December 6, 2024. This prestigious exhibition showcases the remarkable talent and creativity of its diverse community of artists.

The annual Student & Faculty Exhibition has been a cornerstone of the CVAC exhibit calendar for decades, providing an invaluable platform for students and faculty members to display their artwork in a supportive and collaborative environment. This year’s exhibition is a celebration of artistic expression, featuring a wide range of mediums, styles, and techniques.

“We are thrilled to host once again our annual Student & Faculty Exhibition, which serves as a testament to the vibrant artistic community here at CVAC,” said Danielle Dieterich, Executive Director of CVAC. “This exhibition celebrates the talent, dedication, and creativity of our students and faculty members, and we are excited to share their artwork with the wider community.”

The annual Student & Faculty Exhibition, made possible in part by the generous support of The Vijay Rastogi Memorial Fund, will feature a People’s Choice selection process. This process will allow attendees to vote for their favorite artwork, with the fund supporting cash prizes for the winners. The Vijay Rastogi Memorial Fund, honoring the legacy of Vijay Rastogi, a cherished former Board member and dedicated advocate for the arts, plays a crucial role in funding these awards during the exhibition.

“We are deeply grateful for the support of the Vijay Rastogi Memorial Fund, which not only enables us to recognize and celebrate the talent within our community but also supports the cash prizes awarded during the exhibition,” added Danielle Dieterich. “This exhibition is a testament to the power of art to inspire, uplift, and unite us, and we look forward to sharing it with our community.”

The celebration and recognition of these talented individuals will take place at the Artist Reception on December 6th from 5:30 PM to 7 PM. The event provides an opportunity for artists, students, faculty, and community members to come together and celebrate the culmination of the year’s artistic achievements. The reception will be free of charge and open to all patrons. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with the artists, indulge in delightful refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, and even purchase remarkable pieces of art. Awards to be announced at 6:30 pm at the event.

As part of the exhibition, CVAC will introduce the Artistic Evolution Awards, a new initiative aimed at celebrating the growth and development of students throughout the year. CVAC’s faculty shall select award recipients, recognizing students who have demonstrated significant progress and evolution in their artistic journey, embodying the values of dedication, exploration, and growth that define the CVAC community.

The annual Student & Faculty Exhibition at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is an extraordinary exhibit that highlights the immense talent and creativity of CVAC’s visual arts community. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness captivating artworks and to engage with the artists themselves.

Featured Artists: (TBA)

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC) is honored to pay tribute to the extraordinary life and contributions of Vijay Rastogi, a beloved former Board member whose passion for the arts and unwavering support for our mission left an indelible mark on our community.

Vijay Rastogi, a gifted watercolor artist and dedicated advocate for the arts, brought his artistic vision and enthusiasm to the CVAC Board of Directors for many years. His belief in the transformative power of art education inspired those around him and guided the direction of our center.

In memory of Vijay’s enduring commitment to the arts, his generous donation has been dedicated to funding awards during our annual student and faculty exhibition. These awards serve as a lasting tribute to his love for art and his desire to nurture and celebrate the talent within our community.

As we announce each year’s award recipients, we honor Vijay Rastogi’s legacy and express our deepest gratitude for his profound impact on the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. His spirit continues to inspire us to cultivate creativity and artistic expression within our community.

This award celebrates students who have undergone significant growth and evolution in their artistic journey over the course of the year. It highlights their ability to adapt, learn, and refine their skills, regardless of where they started.

At the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), we believe that every individual’s artistic journey is a continuous evolution, shaped by dedication, exploration, and growth. The Artistic Evolution Award celebrates the remarkable transformations that students undergo in their pursuit of artistic excellence throughout the year.

This award is a testament to the students who have embraced the creative process with passion and determination, regardless of their starting point. It recognizes their ability to adapt to new challenges, learn from experiences, and push the boundaries of their artistic expression.

As a community visual art center, CVAC upholds its commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment that nurtures individual talents. The recipients of the Artistic Evolution Award embody this commitment by actively engaging in artistic exploration and growth within our supportive community. Through their dedication to personal development and creative expression, they contribute to the fulfillment of CVAC’s mission to foster an appreciation of visual art through education, exhibition, and community enrichment opportunities.

Whether through experimenting with new mediums, exploring diverse artistic styles, or delving into unfamiliar subject matter, these students have demonstrated a commitment to continuous learning and self-improvement. Their evolution as artists not only inspires others but, also enriches the vibrant tapestry of creativity within our community.

The Artistic Evolution Awards serve as a reminder that artistic growth is not measured solely by the final outcome but by the journey of discovery, learning, and personal development. It celebrates the resilience, adaptability, and creative spirit of our students as they navigate the ever-changing landscape of the arts.

Through this award, we honor and celebrate the remarkable evolution of each recipient’s artistic journey, recognizing their contributions to the vibrant tapestry of creativity that defines the essence of CVAC’s community of artists.

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