2013 Faculty Art Show

Faculty Art Show

Peppers Art Gallery will soon be filled with the bold works of University of Redlands art professors.

“Don’t Digress,” the Faculty Art Show, will run Sept. 10-28, with an opening reception featuring food and┬álive music┬áscheduled for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Faculty participants include Raúl Acero, Renée Azenaro, Tommi Cahill, Anna Gaitan, Gene Jimenez, Terry Long, Penny McElroy, and Angela Willcocks.

“All faculty teaching in the fall semester exhibit in the annual faculty show,” McElroy said. “The department kicks off the show season with a faculty show each year to share our current work with our community.”

“I’ve been participating for six years, and consider it an honor to show my work alongside my distinguished colleagues,” Jimenez said. “The faculty show has become a great welcome back tradition at Redlands. It’s one of the first events of the semester that allows students and faculty to gather outside the class and just connect in a creative and fun environment.”

The pieces featured will showcase a “broad range of high quality, engaging contemporary art,” according to McElroy. The theme came from gallery director Cahill, who is looking forward to having the community come out to see the show.

“Looking at art is fun and enriching,” Cahill said. “Plus, it’s exciting to see what people are thinking about and how it is being translated through art.”

The pieces in the show will be as diverse as the artists themselves. Acero will showcase five large ceramic head sculptures, while Cahill will present photographic work from an ongoing series titled “Socialization” and Jimenez will display paintings inspired by a summer trip to Japan. Azenaro will exhibit a sculptural floor installation, “Shape of Hope,” which consists of more than 200 sculpted forms placed in a circular mound.

“This work is based on my anti-war beliefs, and in the slow, painful process of rejuvenation and hope which may grow in defiance of such destruction and heartache,” she said.

The Peppers Art Gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Posted: September 4, 2013
Written by: Catherine Garcia

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