Creative Arts Gallery

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Gallery Location: Creative Arts Building, North Entrance, Eureka Main Campus

Gallery Hours:
Wed/Thu: 12 - 4 Mon/Tue/Fri: open by request

Request a viewing: call 707-476-4100 ext. 4869 or email art-gallery@redwoods.edu

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Between the Bottomlands & the World

September 3 to October 3, 2019

  • 15 August 2019
  • Author: Hooper, Cindy
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Between the Bottomlands & the World

The College of the Redwoods Creative Arts Gallery presents “Between the Bottomlands & the World,” an installation of experimental documentary videos, photographs, and narrative writing about Beardstown, Illinois, a rural town transformed by immigration and global agricultural production. The exhibition runs from September 3 to October 3, 2019, with a public reception on Tuesday September 3 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Beardstown is home to enormous agribusiness operations, towering grain terminals, and a massive meatpacking plant. Following the research of scholar Faranak Miraftab, Chicago-based artists Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross traveled to this region, documenting its economy, geography, and infrastructure, as well as the lives of the people who live and work within this vast agricultural commodity system. 

Recreating Landscape

February 12 - March 14, 2019

  • 31 January 2019
  • Author: Jensen, Ruth
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Recreating Landscape

The College of the Redwoods Creative Arts Gallery presents Recreating Landscape, a joint exhibition by Amanda Salov and Renee Couture, opening February 12. This exhibition is centered on the theme of the natural world, and includes artwork made from a variety of materials, from ceramics to laser-cut images and small-scale installation.

There will be a public reception on Tuesday, February 12, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Both artists are based in the Pacific Northwest. Renee Couture’s work looks at how our relationship to our environment shifts and evolves over time. Her sculptures focus on human-made boundaries, the ways in which we reshape our environment, and consider the roles of climate change and natural disasters on our future interactions with natural sites. The subtle embellishments and alterations hold meaning and connections within her sculptures. Couture received support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon to create this work. 

2018 Art Faculty & Staff Exhibition

November 13, 2018 - January 31, 2019

  • 2 November 2018
  • Author: Jensen, Ruth
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2018 Art Faculty & Staff Exhibition

The College of the Redwoods Creative Arts Gallery will host the Art Department’s 2018 Art Faculty & Staff Exhibition from Nov. 13, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2019. There will be a public reception for the artists on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Participating artists include Erica Botkin, Willa Briggs, Mina Cohen, Ben Funke, Cynthia Hooper, Ruth Jensen, Mary Mallahan, Natalia Margulis, Hannah Meredith, Dean Smith, Shannon Sullivan, and Dave Zdrazil. Work exhibited includes video, photography, paintings, sculptures, mixed media, and ceramic.

The 2018 Art Faculty & Staff Exhibition reflects the diverse interests, concepts, and media that CR’s art faculty and staff investigate as a part of their studio practice. This work demonstrates the skill, commitment, and responsiveness to contemporary cultural issues that meaningful and relevant art making demands. This exhibition affords an opportunity to learn from these practicing professionals, and discover how they integrate their individual artistic inquiries into classroom instruction.

Urban Garden

October 4 - 25, 2018

  • 27 September 2018
  • Author: Jensen, Ruth
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Urban Garden

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.

Forest

August 28 - September 20, 2018

  • 19 August 2018
  • Author: Jensen, Ruth
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Forest

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.

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