September 7, 2016

Mesa’s Arts Faculty to Display Work in New Fall Exhibit

By Lauren J. Mapp

Faculty Art Show will take place Sept. 8-28, 2016, with an art reception on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 4:30 p.m.

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.


Showcasing art in various forms of media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, installation, photography and printmaking, faculty members will show some of their work as active members of the local art community.  


Faculty members whose work can be viewed in the exhibit include Fine Art Adjunct Professors Angel Adame, Kraig Cavanaugh, Christopher Ferreria, Clay West, Jacqueline Ramirez, Patricio Chavez, Amy Paul, Brian Benfer, James Machacek, Sandra Wascher, Misty Hawkins, Emiko Lewis-Sanchez (part of the joint artistic persona of robyko), Cindy Zimmerman, Lynn Engstrom, Lisa Hutton and John Chwekun; Fine Art Professors Georgia K. Laris, Nathan Betschart, Barbara Sexton, Robert Sanchez (husband of Lewis-Sanchez, and the “Rob” of robyko), Alessandra Moctezuma, Wendell Kling and Mario Lara; and Multimedia Professor Carlos Juan Toth.


The art featured in the show will cross many themes and styles to include Chumash artist Adame’s work that is “influenced by the cave paintings created by his people, an Indigenous California tribe,” Sexton’s “elegant digital images [that] explore the symbolic power of icons that define our culture,” and Lara’s continuous Ocular Submissions Project, according to the press release for the exhibit.


Following the reception will be a lecture about their work and creative processes from Mesa College faculty members Kling and Zimmerman at 6:30 p.m. in room G-101.


The Fall 2016 Faculty Exhibit will be on display Sept. 8 through Sept. 28 and is open for viewing Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Parking is free during the reception in the Faculty A overflow lot across from the flagpole.


For more information, contact Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director and Professor of Museum Studies, at or visit the gallery website.

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