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September 10, 2019
Angela Divina’s “Salsa!” Exhibition open in COC’s Gallery 206
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will present the exhibition “Angela Divina:Salsa!”
from September 16 to October 24, 2019 in Gallery 206. The solo exhibitionof Divina’s
most recent paintings and collages celebrates our relationship to foodthrough the
marriage of domestic science and studio painting.
“We are so fortunate to Angela Divina’s work on our campus,” said COC Art GalleryDirector
Pamela Bailey Lewis. “Our newest art space, Gallery 206, features contemporaryart
projects by emerging to mid-career artists as well as fantastic artwork createdby
our students. Divina is a recent graduate of our neighbor, CalArts and is on the ‘emerging’
side professionally. Yet her project ‘Salsa!’ is not only vibrant and excitingbut
so accomplished – I know our community will really enjoy experiencing it.”
A free public lecture by the artist will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25followed
by a reception for the artist from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
A transgender Mexican-American artist based in Bakersfield, Divina is deeply rootedin
her Mexican heritage and culture and inspired by the traditional colors and flavorsof
Durango. Divina is currently working on a cookbook and exploring the radical joythrough
art, cooking, and eating.
Located on the second floor of the college’s Library building, Gallery 206 is open10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Those unable to visit the gallery duringnormal
hours are welcome to contact the gallery to schedule a viewing appointment.
All gallery exhibitions and related events are free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit www.canyons.edu/artgallery.