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(Carson, CA) – From mixed media and ceramic sculpture to paintings and socially engaged ad campaigns, the creative diversity and talent of 53 graduating seniors from the California State University, Dominguez Hills Art and Design Department will be on full display in “Content: 2018 Senior Studio Art Exhibition” (April 16-24) and a one-day pop-up exhibit, “Vantage Point: 2018 Senior Design Showcase” (May 3).
“Content: 2018 Senior Studio Art Exhibition” will run April 16-24 with an opening reception on Monday, April 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “Vantage Point: 2018 Senior Design Showcase” pop-up will take place Thursday, May 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Daily parking passes are available at each campus parking lot for $8.
Both exhibits take place in the CSUDH University Art Gallery and are free and open to the public. The gallery is on the first floor of LaCorte Hall, room A-107, 1000 E Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747. Click here for directions and a printable map of the campus.
“This year’s exhibiting seniors showcase a diversity of vision, content and media,” said Jim Keville, chair and associate professor, Art and Design Department. “We are beyond proud of our students’ work, their artistic skill, and their overall progression during their time here at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Their talent is truly awe inspiring.”
As part of the Art and Design Department’s curriculum, each student is required to curate an exhibition of selected works produced during their studies at the university. “Content” and “Vantage Point” are the end results of those efforts. The artists must also design and publish a website documenting their works of art, and participate in a portfolio review before a panel of professors and commercial and graphic artists. Students taking the design option must also create a professional portfolio, which is displayed in a series of events as a component of the senior design showcase.
The Senior Studio Art Exhibition and the Senior Design Showcase are sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities, and the Instructionally Related Activities Committee of the Associated Students Inc., at CSUDH.
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About the University Art Gallery — The University Art Gallery opened in 1978 and is considered one of the major exhibition spaces in the South Bay. The gallery supports and enhances the Art Department’s instructional program while giving students from all disciplines and interested community members a valuable opportunity to explore and experience contemporary and historical works of art from many cultures. The gallery has over 2,000 square feet of exhibition space and 18′ high ceilings, and it can accommodate large-scale paintings and sculptures by artists of local and national reputation. There are ten exhibitions a year, the last two being multimedia shows of works by graduating seniors in the Art and Design Department. For more information, visit http://cah.csudh.edu/art_gallery.
About CSU Dominguez Hills — With approximately 14,000 students, many who are first in their families to attend college, CSU Dominguez Hills provides high quality academic programs to students who aspire to succeed and thrive in a complex, global society. A leader in fostering a college-focused culture in the urban communities it serves, the university offers a proven path to opportunity and social equity and is a national laboratory and model for student access and success. For more information, visit www.csudh.edu.