4 in October: Works by Alumni Artists
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is pleased to present, 4 in October: Works by Alumni Artists, on exhibit from October 6 through November 4, 2007. This exhibition continues the gallery’s mission to highlight alumni artists who have studied at Humboldt State University. Participating artists are Cija Bellis-with drawings, Julie Clark-with photography, Jeremy Hara- with painting, and Malia Landis-with ceramics.
“The alumni participating in this show have all developed to a point where they are working at a professional level as artists,” states First Street Gallery Director Jack Bentley. “All the participants demonstrate real evidence of artistic success. Crucial to their success, however, are the less tangible qualities they all share—a dedication and commitment to making art as a way of life and a deep engagement with their work on poetic and intellectual levels.”
“Beside the obvious accomplishment of these artists, this exhibition underscores the success of the HSU Art Department’s teaching philosophy—to impart to its students an understanding of the value of discipline, experimentation and thoughtful engagement with their art forms,” says Bentley. Mr. Bentley also emphasized that the exhibition provides these alumni artists with the unique opportunity to show their work in a prominent local venue.
The exhibition is produced by students enrolled in Art Department’s Museum and Gallery Practices Program at Humboldt State. The program provides practical, hands-on experience as the students design, coordinate and curate exhibits at First Street Gallery.
Art is one of the highest enrolled majors at the HSU campus. HSU’s Art Department offers classes with 25 full and part-time instructors, multiple, well equipped studio facilities and several campus showcases that enable undergraduates to enjoy an early experience of presenting their works to the public.
There will be a public reception for the alumni artists on Saturday, October 6, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., during Eureka Main Street’s Arts Alive program. HSU First Street Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. The gallery is located at 422 First Street in Eureka and admission is free to all. School groups are encouraged to call ahead to arrange tours For more information call 707-826-3424.