“Dream Thyme,” an acrylic painting by C. Chase Easley Blanchard of West Windsor, is among 65 works to be displayed at the MCCC Gallery as part of the 2017 “Visual Arts Student Exhibition.”

The Gallery at Mercer is closing out its 2016-17 season with artwork from Mercer County visual arts students.

Mercer County Community College’s annual Visual Arts Student Exhibition runs from Monday, April 10 to Thursday, May 4, with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition includes 65 works by 44 students from a range of Mercer’s visual arts programs including fine arts, advertising and graphic design, digital arts, photography and sculpture.

Gallery director and fine arts professor Lucas Kelly said this is the most important exhibition in the gallery’s season because it allows students to showcase their work in a public forum.

“Zebra Feathers,” an acrylic painting Katherine Inman of Hamilton, is among 65 works to be displayed at the MCCC Gallery as part of the 2017 “Visual Arts Student Exhibition.”

“While we appreciate their accomplishments academically and artistically, this is the moment when students take that important step out of the safety of the classroom,” Kelly said. “Having the confidence to share your work with the public is a major step in becoming a visual arts professional.”

Featured student artists from Hamilton include Yongxi Bao, Katherine Inman, Suzanne Migliori, Kassandra Pineiro, Danielle Rackowski, Katie Rojas, Daniel Woods, Christina Young, Nevin Schleider, and Carly Hall.

Student artists from West Windsor include Michele Bouchard, C. Chase Easley Blanchard, Megan Serfass, and Lynn Way.

Other Mercer County artists include Ewing residents Laura Callejo Jimenez, Julia Cook, Christian Gonzalez, Beverly Hagy, John Pietrowski; Trenton residents Camilo Chaj, Kimberly Hoff, and Regina Ritter; Lawrenceville residents Sue Chio and Rena White; Princeton residents Katja De Ruyter, Carlo Fiorentini, Concetta A. Maglione, and Christa Schneider; and Robbinsville resident Susan Siben.

The Gallery is located on the second floor of the college’s Communications Building on the West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. For more information about the exhibit, visit mccc.edu/gallery.