SCC exhibit shines spotlight “The New Normal”

SCC exhibit shines spotlight “The New Normal”

Salem Community College students Edward Salisbury and Chelsea Plummer were honored at the closing reception and celebration for “The New Normal” art exhibit in December.  

In all, 17 SCC students from the Portfolio and Professional Practices course were featured in the Michael S. Cettei Memorial Library art exhibit.  It was organized by Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Jenna Lucente.

The artwork was juried by SCC Distinguished Alumnus and Artist-in-Residence Paul Stankard and Glass Education Administrator Kristin Deady.  

A double major in Scientific Glass Technology and Glass Art, Salisbury described his first-place piece (two heads sharing a body) and its inspiration: "I took a look inward at myself and where I’ve been finding my personal ‘new normal’ to be. It’s a transitionary piece about exploration of one’s own identity and some of my own experiences and thoughts in this journey." Salisbury’s piece, mounted on wood, features a headset with audio of two voices speaking simultaneously.  

Plummer’s artwork, which earned honorable mention, depicts someone seated at a desktop computer with a window view of two children’s swings (one broken). The Computer Graphic Art major said the work illustrates how technology “can distract us from the beauty in reality.”  

Following the holiday break, the exhibit will be open weekdays from Jan. 3-12.  The Michael S. Cettei Memorial Library is located in Donaghay Hall on the SCC campus at 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point.


Caption: SCC students Edward Salisbury and Chelsea Plummer were recognized for their artwork created in Assistant Professor Jenna Lucente’s Portfolio and Professional Practices course.