November 14, 2023

Mesa College Art Gallery Presents Cosecha: An Exhibition About Food

“Cosecha” will Showcase Food in All its Meanings; just in time for Thanksgiving

By Office of Communications

Cosecha November 13-December 14, 2023

San Diego, CA – On Thursday, November 16, the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery will host the opening reception from 4:00-7:00pm for the newest exhibition, Cosecha: An Exhibition About Food This exhibition was exclusively curated by San Diego Mesa College Museum Studies students. The reception will serve up a potluck of works by 40 artists, food-related performances, and edible food and drink.


This sunset evening event demonstrates the collective vision of students in the Fall 2023 Museum Studies class, who solicited, juried, and contributed to the installation of submissions around the theme of Cosecha, a Spanish word meaning “harvest”. Cosecha seeks to engage with food in a wide range of mediums and interpretations. The exhibition also includes short films and performance, all showing how art and food can converge to express human creativity, emotions, and preoccupations. Each artist brings to the table their particular understanding of food as they touch the magic found in the universality of the specific.

All lovers of food and art in the San Diego community are encouraged to attend the exhibition to show support for local students and artists. The reception is free and open to the public.


Date/Time:         Thursday, November 16, 4:00-7:00 pm


Location:             Mesa College Art Gallery

Fine Arts, 103

7250 Mesa College Drive. San Diego, CA 92111

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Parking: Free parking in Lot #1 will be available in faculty/staff spaces.




Gallery Hours:  M, T, W, TH 12 - 5 p.m. (Or by appointment.) Closed Fridays, Weekends & Holidays.

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About Cosecha: An Exhibit About Food

Participating Artists: Jenny Armer - Orysya Barua - Beate Bermann-Enn - Liliana Cruz - Crystal Daigle - Cole Douglas - Rachel Droessler - Philip Dunn - Dianna Elizardo - Shannon English - Gaby Espina - Katie Flores – Diana Fuentes - Adele Gaburo - Sora Gallagher - Christine Galuppo - Juliet Gentry - Justin Hammond - Terri Hughes-Oelrich - Hannah Johansen - Aleya Lanteigne - Gaby López - Socrates M. Medina - Kathleen Mitchell - Chrisanne Moats - Lydia Niebla - Chrissa OBrien - Christopher Padilla - Amertah Perman - Gabriela Ponce Curlango - Lulu Yueming Qu - Barbara Rabkin - Jenny Rubottom - Katie Ruiz - Maggie Shen - Charlie Spadone - Cheryl Tall - Ana Valdeolivar - Montserrat Ventura - Cindy Zimmerman


Cosecha: An Exhibition About Food. Cosecha (a Spanish word meaning “harvest”) is a multimedia group show that serves up a visual harvest drawing on the various meanings of the central theme. In the gallery several narratives are braided together: food as a symbol of both individual taste and communal joy, food as performance and indulgence of the senses, or food as abject and monstrous. Featuring 40 artists, each artwork is presented as a delicacy on a party platter where each artist brings a piece of their heart to the potluck.

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery

The Mesa College Art Gallery is an educational forum to present the work of professional artists in a range of media and dealing with diverse issues. The gallery also showcases outstanding artwork created by students in the Art Department. It is our mission to enrich and engage our student community through art. The gallery exhibits are complemented with artist lectures, workshops, and guided tours. The gallery serves as a laboratory for the Art Department's Museum Studies Program. The college is the only San Diego institution to offer an AA and a Certificate of Performance in Museum Studies/Gallery Exhibition Skills. Mesa College Art Gallery (


Museum Studies Department

This three-course program provides theory, instruction and practical experience in all aspects of design and installation of art exhibitions. Students receive an overview of the history, functions and operations of art galleries and Museums. Museum Studies Program and Courses | San Diego Mesa College (


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