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“Because these artist have established careers in art fields, they are seen as a source of light: inspiring other students and illuminating the success of PPCC’s Art Department,” explains Laura BenAmots, PPCC Art Gallery Director.
Each artist will transform a space in the gallery by rendering their unique visual talents and voice. Works include: Bianka Grove’s ceramics; Joseph Othon’s “tattooing off the skin” installation; Cymon Padilla’s oil paintings; Stephanie Von Fange’s fine art prints, video and related artifacts; and Zach Zecha’s large canvases and video art.
About the artists:
Bianka Groves won best in show for her ceramic work several times in PPCC Art Student shows. She exhibits internationally and is an adjunct professor on the East coast.
Joseph Othon apprenticed with the leading tattoo artists in town and is currently the Assistant Manager at Brutal Ink Nation.
Cymon Padilla is a member of the Modbo Gallery where his work is exhibited regularly. He continues to work out of his private studio, exhibit and sell locally.
Stephanie Von Fange recently graduated from UCCS and is preparing for graduate school.
Zach Zecha completed his BFA at CSU Denver and is finishing his MFA at
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. All gallery events are free and open to the public.
Pikes Peak Community College, in its 45th year of operation, is a two-year college offering 175 associate degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With four campuses and two military education centers in El Paso County, PPCC serves approximately 22,000 students annually.