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MJC Visual Arts Club Homage and Experimentation

MJC Visual Arts Club presents Homage and Experimentation art exhibition

(Modesto, CA) –Modesto Junior College presents the art exhibitionHomage and Experimentation: Works by the Visual Arts Club from February 3 through March 13 in the MJC Art Gallery on East Campus, 435 College Avenue. The gallery is open Mondays through Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is free.

Two public receptions with the Visual Arts Club artists and members will be held in the gallery. The first one, on Thursday, February 6, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., will feature the students actively working on their projects, enabling the public to see development of the artwork. A second reception will be held on the final day of the exhibition, Thursday, March 13, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will showcase the completed works. The public is invited to experience the potential of student collaboration and experimentation with unusual media and concepts. Refreshments will be served at both receptions.

“The theme of this exhibition is to present experimentation with ideas and projects not usually assigned in our art courses,” said Richard Serros, MJC professor of art. “The term ‘Homage’ refers to our saluting established artist’s concepts and techniques by developing variation projects based on examples of these artist’s works.”

The content of the displayed works ranges from conceptual, iconic, narratives to non-objectivity in a variety of mediums including printmaking, graphic art, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, as well as sculptures of metal, fiberglass, recycled materials, clay, wood, paper and glass among other materials. Artworks will be for sale and all proceeds will support the efforts of the Visual Arts Club.

The student artists voted last year to budget $1,500 of club funds to purchase the materials needed for the projects and began most of the displayed works last December under the supervision of Professor Serros.

“They have had to learn work in completely new ways, particularly as collaborators and in an environment where sculptures, drawing, paintings and other media were being produced within the same space, using the art gallery as our workshop,” explained Professor Serros.

The current exhibit is part of a series exhibitions held at MJC this year that celebrate the various components of the art community. Two additional shows are planned for later in the spring semester. For more information contact the MJC Art Gallery at 575-6819.

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