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I wanted to share an excerpt from a press release that just went out announcing something I’m tremendously excited about:

Senator Jo Comerford announces today that she is sponsoring a presentation of art from Greenfield Community College at the Massachusetts State House. The exhibit highlights a combination of art created by alumni, at the time they were enrolled at the College, and current GCC students in a variety of mediums including computer arts, drawing, photography and painting. The exhibit is installed in Room 428 of the State House and will run from June 1 through the end of July, with an opening on June 6.

“The Art Department at GCC recognizes the inherent power of the visual image as a critical reflection of our culture and that art encompasses all media and all forms of creative expression. Our programs embody this philosophy and provide our students with a strong, progressive visual arts foundation combining the traditions of the past with a contemporary arts practice,” said Paul Lindale, the chair of the GCC art department.

“Senator Comerford is a staunch advocate for the entire education spectrum. We are grateful for her leadership and this special recognition of our students’ artistic talent,” said GCC President Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernández, “Our students are beyond honored to have their art displayed so prominently at the State House.”

“I am tremendously proud to walk into the State House and see the exquisite and powerful artwork from GCC students,” Comerford said. “Thank you to the students, the GCC Art Department, and the administration of Greenfield Community College for helping to coordinate this project and lending the Legislature these stunning works of art that will grace a main gallery for upwards of two months.”

The GCC student artists featured in the exhibit are Andrew Castillo, Peter Fath, Abigail Friel, Kate Hunter, Julianne Jones, Cynthia Kunz, Emma Lehan, Alice Miller, Jim Schatz, Jaime Smith, Wes Talbot, Kirsten Tarnowski and Hanna White.

The exhibit will run through the end of July 2019. The opening reception will be held on June 6 from 1-3 PM in the State House and will be available to the public in coordination with Senator Comerford’s office.

For additional information, please contact Jared Freedman, chief of staff for Senator Comerford: 617-722-1532.

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