Annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit Extended Through May 21

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

SpanishDancerAPRIL 18, 2014 -- The annual Allan Hancock College Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit is being extended through May 21, according to Gallery Director Marti Fast.  The exhibit opened March 24 in the Santa Maria campus Foxworthy Gallery. 

The creative efforts of the fine arts department artists/instructors are showcased in the exhibit, which is free and open to the public.

The exhibit showcases a broad range of media including drawing, mixed media, oils, digital painting, ceramics, photography and conceptual sculpture.  The show is a longtime tradition, which allows students and visitors an opportunity to appreciate the depth and breadth of talent in the fine arts program.

Faculty member John Hood teaches advanced drawing and mixed media and says he is constantly fascinated by the inner workings of nature.  Photography instructor David Passage has been shooting images from his iPhone, in a new genre of image making called plein air photography.  At the edgy end of the spectrum is fine arts instructor Gabriel Navar, who has fun parodying YouTube and the ubiquitous world of apps.  Bob Nichols leads the ceramics program on campus.  He is lately playing with lines found in rock formations, images taken of earth from the air and other sources both natural and man-made, which inspire his own stick and ink marks, which he interpolated into both digital print and ceramic forms.  Design instructor Nancy Jo Ward was recently asked to create a painting as a tribute to the late Nat Fast, former Hancock instructor and PCPA company artist.  Using one of Fast’s iconic folkloric dance images as a background element, Ward added her own dancer in a vibrant, energetic interpretation of movement and color.

The show also includes documentary photos of the recent visit to Hancock by the Tibetan monks taken by the college’s staff photographer, Kevin Boland.  Other paintings include birds, Mono Lake, and hummingbirds nectaring.  For a smile, the center gallery features three wonderfully quirky metal bird sculptures by Mike McNutt.

The Foxworthy Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; it is closed weekends and school holidays.  The gallery is located in the Academic Resource Center, Bldg. L-South, in the heart of the Santa Maria campus.

Questions? Contact the fine arts department at 922-6966 ext. 3252, or Marti Fast at ext. 3465.

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Last Modified Nov 21, 2014