Annual Faculty & Staff Exhibition 2016
November 28, 2016 - February 2, 2017
The College of the Redwoods Creative Arts Gallery will host the Art Department’s Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition from Nov. 28 to Feb. 2. There will be a public reception for the artists on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Participating artists include Brittany Britton, Cindy Hooper, Dave Zdrazil, David Wilson, Dean Smith, Emily Silver, Erica Botkin, Kit Davenport, Hannah Meredith, Mina Cohen, Natalia Margulis, Ruth Jensen, Ben Funke, Shannon Sullivan, Tova Lund and Willa Briggs. Work shown ranges from paintings to sculptures, mixed media to digital media, containing watercolor, ceramic, found objects, fabric, photography, video and more.
Diverse in content, media and vision, artwork displayed in the Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition reflects the interests and explores the studio practices of the artists working at College of the Redwoods. This yearly exhibition continues to benefit colleagues, students and community members alike as gallery audiences have the chance to draw inspiration from work created by these individuals who exemplify the roles of instructor and professional artist within our community.
Gallery visitors will encounter a multifaceted experience as sampled by comments from the artists. Kit Davenport explains that her work is a “balance somewhere between ‘object’ and ‘tableau’” which for her “evokes a certain mystery and humor.” Emily Silver describes her paintings as “aggregates of color, texture, and atmosphere laid over cartographic skeletons.” Dave Zdrazil speaks of working in our area with “glazes and clay bodies that often include local materials in order to connect [his] work to [his] environment.” Cynthia Hooper's in-progress Cultivated Ecologies interdisciplinary project includes graceful and meditative video portraits of the Sutter National Wildlife Refuge, the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, the Kern National Wildlife Refuge, and the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.
The Creative Arts Gallery at College of the Redwoods is located on the Eureka Main Campus, North Entrance and is open Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The gallery will be closed from Dec 16, 2016 through Jan 16, 2017 for the winter academic break. For more information, please call the Art Department office at (707) 476-4559.