Made in Greece: An Exhibition of Works
from the 2010 HSU Summer Art Program
Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents Made in Greece: An Exhibition of Works from the 2010 HSU Summer Art Program from October 2nd through November 7th. This exhibition consists of works made by Humboldt State students and their instructors during their studies in Greece this past summer. Based in Afissos, a beachside village on Greece’s Pelion Peninsula, the program mixed intensive studio classes in painting and drawing with intermittent excursions to important historical, archeological and cultural destinations, ranging across the country of Greece.
Included in the exhibition are paintings by the program instructors, HSU Professor Emeritus Demetri Mitsanas, HSU Professor Teresa Stanley and Eugenia Mitsanas of JFK University. Student artists participating in the show are Logan Bengston, Sara Broderston, Tim Clewell, Jennica Forrest, Chelsea Frazier, Kelsey Hardwick, Amanda Hart, Tess Keller, Mary Luong, Sasha Lyth, Hilda MacKinnon, Camille May, Jennifer McKibbin, Megan McTavish, Alison Morse, Malia Morse, Malia Penhall, Sarah Richmond, Emmy Smith and Claire Voigtlander.
Art is one of the highest enrolled departments on the HSU campus with approximately 450 majors. HSU’s Art Department offers classes with 23 professors and lectures, multiple, well equipped studio facilities and several campus showcases that enable undergraduates to enjoy an early experience of presenting their works to the public.
Made in Greece is produced by HSU students enrolled in the Art Department’s Museum and Gallery Practices Program. The course provides students practical, hands-on experience as they design, coordinate and curate exhibits at First Street Gallery. Gallery director Jack Bentley states, “This show is a valuable experience for the young artists who went to Greece as well as for the students who produced this exhibition. It provides both groups with the experience of working and exhibiting in a professional gallery while demonstrating to the community the depth and quality of the art instruction that Humboldt State provides its students.”
An opening reception in honor of the artists will be held at HSU First Street Gallery on Saturday, October 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will run from October 2 – November 7th, 2010. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 422 First Street, Eureka, California. Admission is free and those planning group tours are encouraged to call ahead at 707-443-6363.
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