Creative Arts Gallery

2021 Del Norte Student Art

May 2021

  • 10 May 2021
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2021 Del Norte Student Art

A virtual exhibition featuring select artwork made by the students at the College of the Redwoods Del Norte Campus studying under CR Art Instructor, Gary Christensen. Students from Art-2, Intro to Art, and Art-17, Basic Drawing, worked in various media consisting of drawing with graphite, ink, and charcoal as well as painting with pastels, acrylic, and watercolor. Participants chose their best work created during the Spring 2021 semester to represent their final and be exhibited in this show. View image gallery.

2021 Juried Student Exhibition

April 13 - May 13, 2021

  • 6 April 2021
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2021 Juried Student Exhibition

College of the Redwoods presents the 2021 Juried Student Exhibition opening on April 13. The virtual reception and awards ceremony was on April 13, 3:00 pm. This online exhibition of student work features outstanding examples of recent student work made in CR classes spanning multiple mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and more. View image gallery.

2021 Faculty Exhibition

February 23 - March 25, 2021

  • 15 December 2020
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2021 Faculty Exhibition

The College of the Redwoods Art Gallery presents the Art Department 2021 Faculty Exhibition, opening online February 23 and featuring work by Natalia Margulis, Shannon Sullivan, Tova Lund, Benjamin Funke, Lindsay Lacewell Kessner, Gary Christensen, and David Wilson. View image gallery.

The 2021 Faculty Exhibition allows viewers to virtually explore images of paintings, sculptures, ceramic, jewelry and photography, reflecting the diverse ideas and media that CR art faculty use within their individual studio practices. The artists present a range of visuals from luminous photography, intricately subtle sculptures, to boldly abstracted forms. This exhibit offers the opportunity to connect and learn from practicing professionals and demonstrates how these instructors integrate their artistic inquiries into their courses. The work exhibited exemplifies the skills and commitment required for relevant and rigorous contemporary art-making, particularly given the challenges of the ongoing pandemic.

2020 Del Norte Student Art

December 2020

  • 1 December 2020
  • Author: Jensen, Ruth
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2020 Del Norte Student Art

A virtual exhibition featuring select artwork made by the students of the College of the Redwoods Del Norte Campus studying under CR Art Instructor, Gary Christensen. Students from Art-2, Intro to Art, and Art-17, Basic Drawing, worked in various media consisting of drawing with graphite, ink, and charcoal as well as painting with pastels, acrylic, and watercolor. Participants chose their best artwork created during the semester to represent their final and be exhibited in this show. View image gallery.

Trouble Under the Big Trees

October 16 - November 13, 2020

  • 5 October 2020
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Trouble Under the Big Trees

College of the Redwoods presents Trouble Under the Big Trees, a virtual exhibition of environmentally themed paintings by Northern California artist Linda MacDonald. View image gallery. In conjunction with this online exhibition, a Zoom presentation and discussion of the artist’s work with CR Art Professor Cynthia Hooper took place on Wednesday October 21, 6:00 - 7:30pm, Pacific Time. Watch artist discussion on YouTube.

Trouble Under the Big Trees is an exhibition of paintings that feature innovative depictions of coastal northern California’s iconic redwood trees. With richly descriptive paintings, the artist Linda MacDonald meticulously examines the perceptual characteristics of these magnificent and monolithic forms. The paintings document the material evidence of these trees’ life histories inscribed in their bark: the marring, charring, and subtle disfigurement borne of their obdurate age. MacDonald’s paintings are both highly abstracted and precisely realistic—visually varied and colorful testaments to Sequoia sempervirens’resilience in the face of more than a century of logging and habitat destruction. MacDonald’s visual analysis is also a testament to these trees’ admirable resistance to the destructive effects of climate-driven wildfires, which increasingly menace their historically cool coastal environments.

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