Reconstructing the Past

Annual Juried Front Range Community College Exhibition

April 12-30, 2017



The Art Program from Front Range Community College’s Boulder County Campus are hosting their first juried and competitive student art exhibition at the Firehouse Art Center this spring. “We are very enthusiastic about this opportunity to partner with this fine Longmont institution of art in showcasing the hard work and creativity our students put forth in the creation of art projects throughout the year in our studio art classes,” John Cross, lead faculty for the program. “We realize that offering our students the opportunity to display their work in a professional setting is an important step on their path toward becoming artists. The students are excited about the possibility of awards of recognition and the opportunity to see their work on display and share their efforts with the public.”



Students in women’s history, women’s studies, and art classes at Front Range Community College learned the stories of immigrant women living in the Boulder County area and turned those stories into a multimedia exhibition. The students at the Boulder County Campus worked under the direction of Professors Catlyn Keenan, Women’s Sexuality, Mary Ann Grim, Women in U.S. History, and Jay Schaffer, Digital Photography, to produce an interdisciplinary service-learning project called Reconstructing the Past.

Teams of students interviewed immigrant residents about their lives and the history experienced though living and participating in multiple cultural contexts. Women’s studies and history students wrote narratives, and photography students created portraits that honor and commemorate the women’s lives.