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Art Students Create New Sculpture

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SFCC Art students (from back left) Hank Henry, Adriana Mendoza, Brooke Deery, Andria Starky, David Reece, Michael Trujillo, (front left) Kimmi Cason, Kelsey Tyler, Dayna Hoke, Cathy Futral, art professor, and SFCC Maintenance crew members David Shanklin, Bob Mathy, Bob Rawlings, and Allan Jackson unveil the new sculpture “Reach” in the sculpture garden at SFCC.

SFCC Art students (from back left) Hank Henry, Adriana Mendoza, Brooke Deery, Andria Starky, David Reece, Michael Trujillo, (front left) Kimmi Cason, Kelsey Tyler, Dayna Hoke, Cathy Futral, art professor, and SFCC Maintenance crew members David Shanklin, Bob Mathy, Bob Rawlings, and Allan Jackson unveil the new sculpture “Reach” in the sculpture garden at SFCC.

The 3D Design class at SFCC recently completed its class sculpture titled “Reach.”  “The sculpture is a hand raising out of the ground and reaching out to the world in a friendly gesture,” said Dayna Hoke, SFCC art student. “We hope to create a sense of welcome to the college that will draw more members of the community to view the wonders beyond our doors while appreciating a touch of nature.” With the help of the SFCC Maintenance Department, the students used plywood and stucco to build the sculpture and reinforced it with a concrete block.

Each spring, the class completes a group project in which they must create a durable, aesthetically pleasing outdoor sculpture. “The project teaches my students the importance of teamwork and give them the experience of working on a project and seeing it through to completion,” said Cathy Futral, SFCC art professor. “It becomes an important life lesson for them.” The sculpture can be viewed on the east side of the Theatre for the Performing Arts, Building A, SFCC Highlands Campus.

 

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