Annual MCC Exhibit Features Best Student Artwork

(Bradenton, Fla., April 14, 2006) - An Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition featuring the best artwork produced by Manatee Community College (MCC) students in the 2005-06 academic year will open with a reception from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, April 21, in the fine art gallery at MCC Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West. The reception is free and open to the public

Artist Peter Paul, owner of the Peter Paul Gallery in Sarasota, will judge the competition. Best-of-Show winners in seven categories will each receive $100 cash awards. Categories include film and video, graphic design, graphics, illustration, photography, pottery and sculpture. The MCC art faculty will choose winners of $1,500 Purchase awards. The latter works will become part of the college's permanent collection and will be displayed on campus. 

The exhibition will continue through May 2. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (941) 752-5225.

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