HSU Art Department Faculty and Staff Exhibition


Faculty and Staff Exhibition

A faculty and staff exhibition showcasing the talent of the artists who teach and work in Humboldt State University’s Art Department will be featured at Humboldt State University First Street Gallery in Old Town, Eureka, California.  The exhibit will run from August 23 through September 18.  

“The students benefit greatly from the broad and diverse artistic backgrounds of the staff and faculty of the H.S.U Art Department,” commented Jack Bentley, Director of the First Street Gallery. “This exhibition demonstrates how Humboldt State’s Art Department provides students with practical, living models of individual success in the art world, while providing them with the critical abilities to understand and interpret a variety of practices in the visual arts.”

This particular exhibition will give students and the public an opportunity to see how the instructors at H.S.U. approach their own art, outside of the classroom. “We have a very talented and productive faculty who are as dedicated to teaching as they are to their professional careers as artists. They serve as an inspiration to their students as role-models of working artists who teach,” states Teresa Stanley, the HSU Art Department chairperson.

The public will be introduced to a wide range of themes and styles, which include works in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, jewelry, metalsmithing, painting, photography and printmaking and sculpture.

The gallery will also exhibit pieces by some former professors.  Bentley cites the inclusion of these artists in the show as a way to demonstrate the depth and the evolution of the Art Department. 

A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, September 3rd from 6-9 p.m. during Eureka’s monthly Arts Alive event.  Celebrating its fourteenth year of service to HSU students and to the North Coast community, Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. and is located at 422 First Street, Eureka, California. Admission is free. Those planning group tours are encouraged to call ahead.  For more information call  707-443-6363.

Participating artists are:
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Don Anton
Don Gregorio Antón

Jo Ann Berke
JoAnne Berke

Denton Crawford
Denton Crawford

Mimi Dojka
Mimi Dojka

Rick Evans
Rick Evans

Ricardo Febre
Ricardo Febré

Nicole Jean Hill
Nicole Jean Hill

Jeff Hunter
Jeff Hunter

Vaughn Hutchins
Vaughn Hutchins

Mimi La Plant
Mimi LaPlant

Demetri Mitsanas
Demetrios Mitsanas

James Moore
James Moore

M. Sanderson Morgan
M. Sanderson Morgan

Kris Patzlaff
Kris Patzlaff

Joan Rosko
Joan Rosko

Keith Schneider
Keith Schneider

Sondra Schwetman
Sondra Schwetman

Jennifer Slye
Jennifer Slye-Moore

Teresa Stanley
Teresa Stanley

Eric Tillinghast
Eric Tillinghast

Lien Truong
Lien Truong

Erin Whitman
Erin Whitman

Sarah Whorf
Sarah Whorf