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Shelton State Visual Arts to Host Daisie Hoitsma Young for Art Exhibition

Daisie Hoitsma Art Show

January 19, 2024 – Shelton State Community College’s (SSCC) Visual Arts Department will showcase the work of Daisie Hoitsma Young in the Martin Campus Cadence Bank Art Gallery beginning January 22, 2024.  A reception honoring the artist will be held on Thursday, February 1, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.  The exhibition will close on March 8.


Daisie Hoitsma Young’s work focuses on the varying experience of time.  Often referencing the landscape of a new home or actions from a daily routine, Hoitsma explores and marks psychological and physical shifts.  Most recently, her work relates to her experiences as a mother and the companionship she shares with her young sons.


Hoitsma Young holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Ohio University, and a BFA from the University of Texas at Tyler. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati, OH), Morehead State University (Morehead, KY), Gadsden Museum of Art (Gadsden, AL), Ground Floor Contemporary (Birmingham, AL), Attleboro Arts Museum (Attleboro, MA), Visual Arts Center (Huntington, WV), and the Maria V. Howard Arts Center (NC), among others. From 2016 to 2018, she served as the Gallery Manager of Ground Floor Contemporary, a cooperative art gallery in Birmingham, AL.  She has taught classes at Ohio University, The University of Alabama, and the University of Montevallo.  She is currently a full-time instructor at The University of Alabama.


“A visit from a guest artist breathes new life into the creative process,” notes Carson Grubaugh, SSCC’s art instructor.  “By hosting an accomplished artist like Daisie, we are inspiring our students to be courageous in their work and in their ambitions.”


Part of Shelton State’s designation as the Community College of the Fine Arts for the state of Alabama, the visual arts department focuses on instruction in art techniques and processes engaging students in creative thinking, self-exploration, and critical evaluation.  Courses are designed to provide students with a strong foundation in studio arts and art history.  The art program offers experience for students pursuing transfer to a four-year college program, art careers, and/or personal enrichment.


The Cadence Bank Art Gallery, located on the Martin Campus, showcases a changing series of exhibitions of local, regional, and national artists. The Gallery is open during the College’s regular business hours.


For more information about visual arts, contact Carson Grubaugh at