As part of its annual student art and design exhibition, Jamestown
Community College’s Weeks Gallery recognizes individual students who
demonstrate excellence in different media types.
Although this year’s exhibition was canceled due to the COVID-19
pandemic, the gallery is honoring students, identified by JCC’s fine
arts faculty, for consideration.
Recipients  included:
Artistic Excellence in Painting – Sarah Marucci, a sophomore fine arts
major who plans to transfer to the State University of New York at
Fredonia. She hopes to pursue costume and theatre design and be an
independent artist. She was a member of JCC’s Anime and D20 clubs and
created props and costumes for JCC’s theatre production of “She Kills
Artistic Excellence in Drawing and Prints – July Woolson-Pines, who will
graduate with an associate’s degree in fine arts, hopes to attend
Skidmore College to earn a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, and
eventually obtain a master’s degree to teach college level art.
Artistic Excellence in Black & White Photography – Ashlan Davis will
graduate with an associate’s degree in media arts and plans to find a
job in lifestyle/documentary photography or travel photography. Her work
has been partially inspired by the work of Mary Ellen Mark.
Artistic Excellence in Digital Photography & Graphic Design – Joanna
Leamon earned an associate’s degree in communication at JCC in December
2019 and graduates this month with an A.S. in media arts and a
certificate in multimedia production. She has been accepted to Buffalo
State College and plans to pursue a career in the media industry,
focusing on documentary filmmaking or broadcasting.
Artistic Excellence in Ceramics – Lux Woolson, a sophomore majoring in
individual studies with a focus on art and psychology, plans to pursue
his interests in queer psychology and sociology after graduation.
Artistic Excellence in 3D Design – Noah Howard, a sophomore fine arts
major, plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to continue working
toward his goal of becoming a curator for a fine art museum or as a
Artistic Excellence in Video/New Media – Charles Sisson, a media arts
major, plans to transfer to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania to
develop skills in professional video media with a concentration on
editing and post-production.