The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will present the 23rd Annual Student Art Exhibition, an eclectic collection of art work created by the college’s talented student artists. The exhibition will run from Tuesday, May 6, through Thursday, May 30. A reception for the artists will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7.
The works on display will include drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, graphic design, animation, and 2D and 3D design. “This exhibition is always a highlight of the Art Gallery’s exhibition season,” said Pamela Lewis, COC Art Gallery director. “I’m looking forward to celebrating our students’ creativity and artistic achievements.”
Some student art exhibition works become part of COC’s permanent student art collection and are displayed at the college’s Valencia and Canyon Country campuses. 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 exhibition.
This year’s juror is Los Angeles artist Devon Tsuno. His abstract paintings and social practice projects are exhibited widely, and his work can be found in many public and private collections. It is Tsuno’s mural “California Seedlings,” that currently graces the exterior of the Art Gallery’s Mentry Hall location. He received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University, BFA from CSU Long Beach and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at California State University Dominguez Hills.
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Those unable to visit the gallery during normal 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.