Latest News » art gallery

  • Mesa College Presents the Reception for "Africa in Context" Art Exhibition in Honor of Black History Month

    February 06, 2023  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, CA. – On Thursday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m., the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery will hold a Reception to present a stirring presentation of African art to celebrate Black History Month. Thoughtfully curated by Dr. Denise Rogers, Africa in Context features visually stunning, historically significant objects from the San Diego Mesa College World Art Permanent Collection. Many of the objects and pieces of art have not been displayed publicly in over six years. The World Cultures Art Collection, which includes over 1,200 pieces from around the world, offers a glimpse into other cultures and civilizations – right on the Mesa College campus. Each artifact in the collection tells a powerful story of world history, cultural values, and artistic expression.

    Read It Now

    Filed Under: Art, African Culture, art gallery, African Art, Art Exhibit

  • Mesa College Celebrates LatinX Heritage Month, with the exhibition In Lak´ech: Tu eres me otro yo (You are my other me)

    October 07, 2022  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery recently celebrated LatinX Heritage Month, with the exhibition In Lak’ech: Tu eres me otro yo (You are my other me), featuring Artworks by Maria de Los Angeles and Ryan Bonilla. Maria de Los Angeles is a Latinx artist and professor of painting at Yale University School of Art and started her education as a Dreamer at Santa Rosa community college. Ryan Bonilla is a Filipino-American fashion photographer that has worked for Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry and published in ELLE and other fashion magazines. They traveled from the East Coast to attend the reception. Maria de Los Angeles is based in New York.

    Read It Now

    Filed Under: #INTHENEWS, art gallery, latest news, Latinx

  • Mesa College Art Gallery Celebrates LatinX Heritage Month with, In Lak´ech: Tu eres mi otro yo, Featuring Artworks by Maria de Los Angeles and Ryan Bonilla

    September 27, 2022  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, CA. – On Wednesday, September 28, San Diego Mesa College will hold a reception for In Lak’ech: Tu eres mi otro yo, featuring artworks by Maria de Los Angeles and Ryan Bonilla. The Reception will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., in the Mesa College Art Gallery (FA-103). In Lak’ech: Tu eres me otro yo (You are my other me) invokes a Mayan concept popularized by Chicano playwright Luis Valdez. This affirmation reflects a philosophy of caring and connecting with the human spirit of one another. This idea sets the tone for this two-person exhibit at the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. Through evocative paintings, wearable dress sculptures and drawings, artist Maria de Los Angeles – a former Dreamer and community college student, who is now a Professor at Yale University - connects with America’s multiple selves: those of the immigrant, the refugee, the undocumented, the indigenous. She questions and breaks down racist stereotypes and tackles otherness and the concept of belonging. Sharing the space, Ryan Bonilla’s monotype prints and Polaroid installation titled “We are Misfits” are a celebration of alternative culture.

    Read It Now

    Filed Under: art gallery, Ryan Bonilla, Maria De Los Angeles, Art Exhibit

  • Campus Confronts `Fobias´ through Consultations with Artist Shinpei Takeda

    March 31, 2017  |  Lauren J. Mapp

    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.

    Read It Now

    Filed Under: Art Exhibit, art gallery, Shinpei Takeda

  • Mesa Student Art Exhibit Opens Thursday

    November 29, 2016  |  Lauren J. Mapp

    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.

    Read It Now

    Filed Under: art gallery, Art Exhibit

  • Art Gallery to Show `Why We Collect´

    October 12, 2016  |  Lauren J. Mapp

    “Why We Collect,” an art exhibit featuring work from renowned artists of the 20th century, will open at the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery Thursday, Oct. 13 with a reception at 4:30 p.m. in D-101, followed by a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. in G-102.

    Curator Kraig Cavanaugh is an adjunct instructor at Mesa College who teaches art history and color theory. He describes the idea of the exhibition as a grassroots effort to make art more accessible to students and the local art community, and to show that you don’t need to be rich to be an art collector.

    Read It Now

    Filed Under: Art Exhibit, Art History, art gallery

  • Mesa´s Arts Faculty to Display Work in New Fall Exhibit

    September 07, 2016  |  Lauren J. Mapp

    San Diego Mesa College’s Fall 2016 Faculty Exhibition will open with a reception at the Art Gallery and Courtyard from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016.

    Read It Now

    Filed Under: Art, art gallery, faculty art exhibit, Art Exhibit