wooden models in exhibition spaceAn exhibition in the SoCA Gallery through Friday displays works by first-year students in the Visual Arts and the Built Environment program.

Exhibition a showcase for student works

First-year students in the cross-border Visual Arts and the Built Environment (VABE) program are showcasing work in their first exhibit through Friday in the SoCA Gallery.

“Solstice” features works by Scarlett Ambedian, Timi Bibilari, Uday Chandi, Lindsay Cooper, Jayden Demarche, Carolyn Duck, Kenzy Eweda, Joseph Fawzy, Anzo Gobi, Ashley Grech, Sayyid Hamid, Matthew Hammill, Erik Helle, Jonah Kramer, Abbey Macleod, Isabel Neufeld, Danish Niazi, Emma O'Neil, Gloria Reka, Celina Roke, Teniola Tokode, Grace Torishta, Angelina Tu, and Matias Williams.

The students attend classes at both the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture and Community Development.

Student and project manager Isabel Neufeld says they are all happy for the chance to apply their learned skills by incorporating them into the exhibition as they display their works and build community connections.

“The exhibition in general is an excellent addition to our growing resums. We are learning how to collaborate and work seamlessly as a team to create a show we are proud to open to the community,” she says.

The SoCA Gallery is located at the north entrance of the Armouries at 37 University Ave. East.

A free public reception will provide visitors a chance to meet participating artists from 5 to 9 p.m., March 8.