MCC Fine Arts Gallery to Feature Alumnus Rebecca Casement
The Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center will present an exhibition of ceramic sculpture by former MCC Art and Design student Rebecca (Miller) Casement titled Sojourns. Her exhibition will be in the gallery from April 9 through April 24. In addition, Casement will give a public presentation about her work on Thursday, April 19 at noon in the Visual Arts and Design Center, room 129. These events are made possible in part by the Ballenger Trust.
Casement is currently a candidate for the MFA, Michigan State University, Department of Art, Art History and Design. She received a BFA in Ceramics from Michigan State University, Department of Art, Art History and Design and an Associate in Fine Arts from MCC in 2014.
She has been the Instructor of Record for courses in Ceramics and Foundations Drawing, Department of Art, Art History and Design, Michigan State University and taught Art Education, grades K-8 at Saint Mary’s Elementary School in Mt. Morris.
Casement has exhibited her work at: Caregiver, Solo Installation, Kresge Art Center, Michigan State University; Artistic Exploration National Exhibition, Buckham Gallery; and Damned Art National Exhibition, Tangent Gallery in Detroit.
Casement’s Artist Statement is titled Sojourn.
“ Life is often a series of circumstances that we live for a little while and then we move on to new circumstance . What happens in these times is not always in our control, how we respond is. There are people and experiences, both positive and negative, that change and transform us. They alter who we are, how we see and interact with the world. The goal of my work is to draw attention to some of the difficult realities we experience and how those experiences force us to make choices about what we want and what is important. My work is often from my own experiences and perspective, the perspective of a woman and mother. Most recently it explores the full extent of what the role entails, what it costs you and what you gain from it. It also exposes the emotional and physical tolls that are unavoidable, giving a small glimpse into the realities of watching someone you love slowly slip away and how powerless you really are to stop it.
Using the vessel as a symbol for the body, I seek to create an intimate look at emotions and experiences that are often considered private so that those who have experienced them can once again have a voice to show that there can be beauty and strength, even in difficult times.”
The Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Arts and Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus in Flint. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Art and Design office at 810-762-0443.
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