FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2007
Gallery Exhibits Work of Emerging Artists, Former Professor
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will showcase the work of three emerging Los Angeles artists who share a common educational background: all are former students of Richard Shelton. The exhibit is scheduled Oct. 27 through Nov. 17.
Christophe Cassidy, Arnaud Damasceno and Stacie Jaye Meyer studied under Shelton, who graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute (now known as CalArts) and retired recently as a faculty member of the Otis Art Institute. Shelton's work has been exhibited widely and is included in many public and private collections throughout the U.S., including the Hirshhorn Museum, the Smithsonian's museum of international modern and contemporary art.
The work to be exhibited is mostly oil- and acrylic-based paintings in a contemporary style.
"We are thrilled to welcome a well-established artist such as Richard Shelton and three emerging artists to share their work at the gallery," said Larry Hurst, director of the COC Art Gallery.
A reception will be held 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27. COC faculty member Robert Walker will conduct a roundtable discussion with the artists at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 8 as part of the gallery's new speaker series. The public is welcome to attend and bring lunch.
The Art Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Visitors unable to attend during these hours are welcome to call the gallery at (661) 362-3612 to make an appointment.