CCBC announces Working in Progress alumni art residency and exhibit

Aug 22, 2018 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

Alumni art showcased through Sept. 22 at CCBC Essex

Baltimore County, MD – Community College of Baltimore County announced that seven alumni artists will participate in Working in Progress, CCBC’s first alumni art residency and exhibit at The Galleries at CCBC Essex, Arts and Humanities Hall. The Working in Progress exhibit runs through Sept. 22 and culminates with an artists’ reception at The Galleries on Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m., to celebrate the alumni artists and their work. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

After a call for entries during the spring 2018 semester, the CCBC alumni artist finalists were chosen by a panel of two jurors including CCBC School of Technology, Art and Design Professor William Niebauer and CCBC Arts Coordinator Jessica Walton. The artists will use studio space at The Galleries at CCBC Essex to create their artwork, which showcases various media such as ceramics, fiber arts, painting, photography, woodwork and more. The Galleries and the Art, Design and Interactive Media department will facilitate access to tools and art supplies, allowing each artist to create artwork with appropriate resources.

The CCBC alumni Working in Progress artists include:
  • Bernard Bagalso | Illustrator, Comic Creator, Class of 2017
  • Liberty Carter | Fiber Artist, Class of 2014
  • Skip Chipps | Ceramic Artist, Class of 2017
  • Sara Hutton | Ceramic Artist, Class of 2014
  • Xavier Jones | Graphic Designer, Class of 2016
  • Jedediah Kahl | Pen and Ink Illustrator, Class of 2010
  • Brianna Pleasant | Painter, Class of 2012
All of the alumni artists are now working on their projects and welcome visitors to The Galleries at CCBC Essex to speak with them or observe as they create their artwork. Visitors can watch an artist’s work develop over the life of the exhibition and learn about their techniques, processes and artistic inspirations. At the Sept. 21st reception, all of the artwork created during the residency will be on public display.

The Gallery is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday; 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and closed on Sunday.

The reception is open to the public and includes free refreshments. For more information, please contact Emilyann Craighead at


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