FARMINGTON — About 200 San Juan College art students and their teachers will display their art at the Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery.

The show starts Friday with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

"It's really one of the best shows of the year," said Rod Hubble, a San Juan College drawing and painting instructor.

Hubble will display a painting he created entitled "Echo," which shows a young Native American playing the flute.

The show exhibits art students have created during the summer and fall semesters at San Juan College.

Both advanced and beginner students are participating in the show. Hubble said the show gives them confidence and the experience. For those who wish to pursue careers in art, Hubble says the show is a good opportunity to experience the process of framing art and then seeing it displayed.

The exhibit also provides a wide variety of art, Hubble said.

He said this is because San Juan College has a lot of talented instructors teaching various art techniques.

Ceramics instructor Don Ellis will have as 50 of his students displaying their art in both ceramics and fused glass.

"To me, it's like watching them have a goal and working towards it," Ellis said.

He described one of his students, Carla Allen, who spent the summer in England. When she came back from England and started her ceramics class, she had an idea in her mind based on art she'd seen in England. She created very fine strings of clay, which she put together to form functional ceramic pieces.

But the real purpose of the show, Ellis said, is for students to have the opportunity to see other students' work. While in class students are able to critique each other's work, they often don't see what students in other classes are doing.

Ellis said during the show "they're seeing things that are coming out of every class."

IF YOU GO

What: Fall Student Art Exhibit

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery

More info: 505-566-3464

Hannah Grover covers news, arts and religion for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 and hgrover@daily-times.com. Follow her @hmgrover on Twitter.