February 10, 2003
INFORMATION: Sue Bozman or John McElwain, (661) 362-3415 or 3494
Vincent Price Sculpture Exhibit Visits College
College of the Canyons will be showing 40 pieces of sculpture form the celebrated master of horror actor and art collector, Vincent Price, in a gallery exhibition that will run from Feb. 25 through April 5. The exhibit will feature a variety of works, from ethnic carvings to bronze castings.
Price established the first teaching art collection when he donated an original 90 pieces to the East Los Angeles Community College in 1951. Since that time, the collection has continued to grow under Gallery Director Thomas Silliman. This will be the third time that College of the Canyons has been able to arrange a showing of sculpture objects from a collection that is now valued at over $5 million. The overall collection has grown over the years to more than 3,000 pieces, including paintings, ceramics and pieces from ancient Egypt.
In the past, COCs gallery has displayed Japanese and Old Master prints from the Vincent Price Collection, making these exhibits a convenient way for students and the community to see world-class art without leaving the community.
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is closed Friday, Sunday and all college holidays. Admission is free.
To attend the exhibit, visitors may obtain a $1 parking permit valid in any student parking lot from the vending machines in lot #6 or the south parking lot on the COC campus.
For more information call (661) 362-3612.