Clark College celebrates student art at annual exhibit

For Immediate Release
May 11, 2017

For additional information (media inquiries only):
Hannah Erickson, Communications & Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2954

On May 16, students will showcase their creative work at the Art Student Annual Exhibit and unveiling of the college’s literary art journal, Phoenix


VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College invites the community to join us as we celebrate the student art on Tuesday, May 16. These events provide a platform for young artists to showcase their work.  

The event will begin at 2.p.m. with the unveiling of the 2017 Phoenix in the Penguin Union Building (PUB) room 161. Phoenix is Clark College's student-run, award-winning art and literary journal, and a collaborative project between the English and Art Departments. Students may submit original creative works such as fiction, poetry, video, music, and visual art. According to the Editors’ Statement:

“Through the early collaborative process of the art and literary teams, an underlying theme for this year’s Phoenix was adopted from Clark College’s collegewide theme: Transformation. Transformation in a literal sense revealed itself on initial cover designs: the metamorphosis of the butterfly, the transition of a tadpole into a frog, and a phoenix rising from the flames. This transformation also represented itself in much of the content of this year’s edition and in the natural lifecycle of all the creative pieces.”

The unveiling will be followed by the Art Student Annual Exhibit 4-6 p.m. in the Archer Gallery. Submissions include paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, metal arts, computer graphics, videos, and other creative works.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information about Phoenix, visit For more information about Archer Gallery, visit

Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at Individuals who need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP) or visit the Penguin Union Building room 013.