Faculty Art Show Open to All at Rio Hondo Gallery

Rio Hondo Professors Showcase Their Passion at Rio Hondo Campus

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Faculty Art Show Open to All at Rio Hondo Gallery

Before commencing the art show, Art Gallery Director Robert Miller advised those who were present to be cautious of the art pieces displayed in the middle of the show floor. Students who took time from their classes to attend the show listened to the interesting backstories that accompanied the art pieces.

Before commencing the art show, Art Gallery Director Robert Miller advised those who were present to be cautious of the art pieces displayed in the middle of the show floor. Students who took time from their classes to attend the show listened to the interesting backstories that accompanied the art pieces.

EPM/Jaime Aparicio

Before commencing the art show, Art Gallery Director Robert Miller advised those who were present to be cautious of the art pieces displayed in the middle of the show floor. Students who took time from their classes to attend the show listened to the interesting backstories that accompanied the art pieces.

EPM/Jaime Aparicio

EPM/Jaime Aparicio

Before commencing the art show, Art Gallery Director Robert Miller advised those who were present to be cautious of the art pieces displayed in the middle of the show floor. Students who took time from their classes to attend the show listened to the interesting backstories that accompanied the art pieces.

Jaime Aparicio, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Although the art show has been open since February 5, Rio Hondo’s Faculty Art Show held it’s reception Thursday, February 7 to a full house. The art show welcomed both students from art classes coming in to view the pieces on display as well as most of the creators themselves. Current and past professors from Rio Hondo now display their art pieces in the gallery that range from poetic and informal to political and advocating artwork.

Not all faculty members who created pieces for the art show were present however. Those who were on the show floor to discuss their art Thursday night were Professors Misty Cervantes, Ming-Hwei Carol Sun, Chloe Allred, Margeret Griffith, James Galindo, Samantha Roth, Ron Reeder, Ada Pullini Brown, and Linsey Warren. Robert Miller, the Art Gallery Director of the event itself also created two pieces for display that include a pan-like plate and a large tea pot, both made of ceramic and are also beautifully painted.

As the event started with Miller asking the student-audience if they’ve ever wondered what sort of art their professors created on their own time, he proceeded to introduce each of the faculty members who contributed artwork for the event. Professor Cervantes started off the introductions with her briefly talking about her beautifully shot photo titled “Deported: Consider for Spain I.” Prof. Carol Sun was second to showcase her unique piece of herself playing the keyboard which had ceramic placed on top of the the keys while she continued to play a particular classical piece of music. The end result has some of the keys having more of an indent than others with the music that was used being available to be listened to as well.

Prof. and activist Allred presented her powerful piece called “Rapist in Chief” which depicts the current President of the United States in an unpleasant demeanar. Prof. Griffith talked about her interesting piece titled “B.B.L.A1” that features ink on paper with a design that resembles a parchment done years ago. Prof. Galindo showcased his piece “Egyptian” and recalled a humorous story that included his fascination of the female figure from watching James Cameron’s Titanic while Prof. Roth presented her study on shadow piece called “Cast 2.” Past Rio Hondo student and Prof. Reeder showcased his art piece “An Ideal Model for the Drawer of Painter” that features a taxidermied iguana with a hand sculpture holding a paint brush and Prof. Brown showing her “Migration” painting that will coincide with two other paintings that deal with the struggles of migrating families from all over the world.

To finish off the presentations, Prof. Warren presented one of her paintings called “West Hollywood” depicting an area of the mentioned city capturing the sunlight as it sets from the horizon. But before leaving, students who attended the art show treated themselves to some pizza for a quick bite to eat to replenish their bodies somewhat on their way back to class. Anyone interested in viewing the art pieces themselves should come by the gallery located in the lower level of the art building. The Faculty Art Show on the Rio Hondo campus is currently running now until March 8.

 

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