current exhibition

Young Alumni 2015

 

Young Alumni 2015

Humboldt State University (HSU) First Street Gallery presents,Young Alumni 2015, on exhibit from Tuesday, June 30 through Sunday, September 6. The exhibition features works by recent graduates from HSU’s Art Department.

Annually, HSU First Street Gallery mounts an exhibition to showcase the creative culmination of these aspiring artists and their transition from their art studies into their professional careers. The Young Alumni 2015 exhibition presents the work of 40 graduates whose art includes a wide variety of media. The works on display reflect the breadth of courses offered at the university including sculpture, jewelry, painting, graphic design, mixed media, photography, printmaking, new genre and ceramics.

“The alumni participating in this show have all developed to a point where their craft is at a professional level,” states First Street Gallery Director Jack Bentley.  “These participants demonstrate real evidence of artistic success.  Crucial to their success, however, are the less tangible qualities they all share—a dedication and commitment to making art as a way of life and a deep engagement with their work on poetic and intellectual levels.”

Upon entering the gallery, visitors will encounter a piece of interactive art, which immediately signals the ambition of these artists. Installation artist and Arcata Scrap and Salvage Award winner, Renée Calway, provokes her viewers to respond to societal issues that are occurring nation-wide while engaging them with her piece, Bored of Education. Calway invites gallery guests to interact with her large-scale map of the United States by using chalk provided to the audience to draw or write on her map.  She states that, “This piece encourages community members to express their frustrations with the education system in the United States”.

The gallery will be closed for the holiday on July 4th.  The gallery will schedule a closing reception on September 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. during Eureka Main Street’s Arts Alive program.  HSU First Street Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. HSU First Street Gallery is located at 422 First Street in Eureka, California and admission is free to all. Groups are encouraged to call ahead to arrange tours. For more information call 707-443-6363.

 

Participating artists are:
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Brendan Bennett
Brendan Bennett

 

Lance Borowitz

Lance Borowitz


Bridget Brown
Bridget Brown

 

Darcy Brown

Darcy Brown

 

Nadia Bueno-Torres

Nadia Bueno-Torres

 

Renee Calway

Renee Calway

 

Jasmine Cooper

Jasmine Cooper

 

Karen Fast

Karen Fast

 

Alexandra Felt

Alexandra Felt

Ryan Filgas

Ryan Filgas

 

KT Garcia

KT Garcia

 

Joseph Gustavson

Joseph Gustavson

 

Kathleen Hemeon

Kathleen Hemeon

 

Sarah Kohn

Sarah Kohn

 

Tyler Marshall

Tyler Marshall

 

Lora Martin

Lora Martin

 

Megan May

Megan May

 

Humberto Montaño

Humberto Montaño

 

Taylor Perris

Taylor Perris

 

Felix Quintana

Felix Quintana

 

Marval Rechsteiner

Marval Rechsteiner

 

Bryn Robertson

Bryn Robertson

 

Paige Sinicrope

Paige Sinicrope

 

Sara Welge

Sara Welge

 

Roberta Welty

Roberta Welty

 

Alexandra Zotter

Alexandra Zotter