May event will put students' work on display.
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will host the 12th Annual Student Art Exhibition this month, featuring an estimated 100 pieces created by students from the college’s art, photography, animation, graphics and multimedia, interior design and architecture, and radio television film departments.
“Our annual student show is an opportunity for our students to submit their best work for exhibition,” said Larry Hurst, director of the COC art gallery. “I’m always impressed with the level of creativity and skill that I see coming out of all of our visual arts classes here at COC, so I have no doubt that this will be a wonderful exhibition.”
A traditionally juried exhibition, this year’s invited juror will be Debby Doolittle, curator of the UCLA Medical Plaza’s arts program — which works to place artworks throughout the UCLA medical facilities.
Students can submit up to three pieces each, with Doolittle then deciding which pieces will be included in the exhibition. “It’s a competitive process designed to encourage our students to pay attention to all details of being a professional artist,” Hurst said.
The College of the Canyons 12th Annual Student Art Exhibition will run from May 14 through May 29. An artist’s reception will take place in the art gallery Wednesday May 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The COC Art gallery is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors unable to attend during these hours can schedule a viewing appointment by calling (661) 362-3612.