October 4 - 25, 2018
College of the Redwoods presents Urban Garden, an exhibition of ceramic sculptures and mixed media quilts by Lisa Marie Barber, on display Oct. 4 through 25. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Oct. 4 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Barber uses ordinary materials, simple tools, and direct techniques to make her colorful, fanciful, and visually abundant work. Influenced by the Mexican Folk art and religious shrines of her upbringing and heritage, her ceramic sculptures and mixed media quilts are playful and celebratory meditations on her experiences and the world around her. Her approach to object making references the informal training of her childhood, as well as the importance of ornamentation and visual abundance in denoting value and importance in a work of art. In this exhibition, Barber’s ceramic-based architectural arrangements bloom with botanical inventions. Her quilts vibrate with uninhibited color and richly descriptive texture.
August 28 - September 20, 2018
College of the Redwoods presents Forest by Pacific Northwest artist Ann Chadwick Reid, on display Aug 28 through Sep 20. This exhibition showcases large-scale and intricate cut paper works inspired by biodiversity and habitat challenges in the United States. There will be a public reception for this exhibition on Tuesday, Aug 28 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
April 17 - May 3, 2018
The College of the Redwoods annual Juried Student Exhibition will be on exhibit from April 17 to May 3, with a public reception and awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 17 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Each spring semester, this culminating exhibition features outstanding examples of student work in ceramics, photography, jewelry and small metals, sculpture, painting, watercolor and drawing, and also affords the campus and local community an opportunity to view and purchase artwork by some of our local region’s most promising emerging artists.
The juror for this year’s exhibition is Stephen Nachtigall, Assistant Professor of Digital Arts at Humboldt State University. The CR Art Department will be hosting a free public lecture by Professor Nachtigall on Tuesday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Creative Arts Building, Room 139.
February 13 - March 22, 2018
New work by Michigan-based artist Brian Spolans, on display Feb 13 to Mar 22. A public reception for this exhibition is on Tuesday, Feb 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Hills are Alive features drawing, painting, printmaking, and wall-based sculpture that pushes the boundaries between two- and three-dimensionality, and transports the viewer into a fictional world of animated and surreal characters and landscapes. The artist Brian Spolans combines a variety of two and three-dimensional media to create hallucinogenic scenarios of grimacing mountains, sci-fi dwellings, melting and gesticulating blobs, and multitudes of tiny figures performing mysterious tasks within these peculiar worlds.
November 27, 2017 - February 1, 2018
The Art Department’s 2017 Faculty & Staff Exhibition features work by Cynthia Hooper, Dave Zdrazil, Emily Silver, Erica Botkin, Hannah Meredith, Mina Cohen, Natalia Margulis, Ruth Jensen, Ben Funke, Mary Mallahan, Shannon Sullivan, Tova Lund and Willa Briggs. Work shown includes paintings, sculptures, mixed media, digital media, watercolor, ceramic, photography, and video. The public reception for the artists is on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.