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May 11, 2015


19th Annual Student Art Exhibition on Display Through June 10


19th Annual Student Art ExhibitionThe College of the Canyons Art Gallery presents the 19th Annual Student Art Exhibition, highlighting a diverse range of work created by the college’s talented student-artists, from Tuesday, May 12 to Wednesday, June 10.

The works on display include drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, graphic design and 2D design. An artist’s reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tusday, May 12.

The annual showcase exhibition also acts as an educational and professional experience for students. Works are submitted for review and a guest juror selected from the greater Los Angeles arts community traditionally curates the Student Art Exhibition. 

Some works then become part of a permanent visual art collection, spanning all disciplines, which is displayed at the college’s Valencia and Canyon Country campuses.

This year’s juror, Bob Hernandez, is the founder of ARTree Community Arts Center, a non-profit children’s arts education organization. The ARTree offers and provides opportunities to nurture and develop artistic potential for children throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

Hernandez is a graduate from California Institute of the Arts, an Emmy Award winner and a former professor at California State University, Northridge whose career has spanned more than 40 years. 

Art Gallery Director Larry Hurst said the Student Art Exhibition is a perfect time for the campus and community to celebrate the artistic gifts and talents of COC art students.

“I am always so pleased to see the terrific work contributed by our students. This is an especially important year as it marks the fifth year of selections for our Student Art Collection,” Hurst said.

“This annual showcase event is a great way for us to recognize, and celebrate, our student’s success as the academic year draws to a close, while also inviting the community in to see firsthand the work of our talented students,” he said.

The Art Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Those unable to visit the gallery during normal hours are welcome to call (661) 362-3612 to schedule a viewing appointment. All gallery exhibitions and related events are free and open to the public.