International artist Shinpei Takeda is an artist in residence at San Diego Mesa College this month as he works on his installation and performing art piece ‘Fobia’ in the Art Gallery, located in D-101.
November 29, 2016
Featuring original art made by students, San Diego Mesa College’s fall semester Student Art Gallery Exhibit will open with a reception and art sale on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. in room D-101.
This semester, there are 100 pieces in the student exhibit – three pieces are selected by the students from each studio art class. The various mediums in the show include digital media, sculpture, design, ceramics, drawing, design and jewelry, and the exhibit is installed, curated and lit by students in the museum studies course.
Museum Studies student Rebecca Kriz’s invitation design was chosen from several entries to promote the show.
Art Professor and Gallery Director Alessandra Moctezuma said that aside from being a good résumé builder, the students selected to show their work in the art show can be a great sense of pride for the students.
“It’s a way to showcase how well our students are doing – in the end I think it’s celebrating their work and their accomplishments as artists,” Moctezuma said.
In addition to the art exhibit, there will also be a student art sale that coincides with the show. Items for sale include fashion accessories, cards, ceramics and more.
“It’s a really nice way to support our students and to get nice, original gifts for the holidays,” Moctezuma said.
Mesa’s art gallery is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about the art gallery, contact Alessandra Moctezuma via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (619) 388-2231.
Jennifer Nichols Kearns
Director of Communications
Gallery Director & Professor of Fine Art