Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
Delta Center for the Arts Horton Gallery is scheduled to present Faculty Connections, an exhibition of artists selected by invitation of the San Joaquin Delta College’s Fine Arts Faculty.
“Artists were selected with the requisite that they were admired for their work as artists and educators,” said Jan Marlese, Gallery Director.
Exhibiting artists include L.A. sculptor David Kimball Anderson —on exhibit are two of his Buddha sculpture series made of cast aluminum— and artist Lucy Puls, who began making art from items found in thrift shops, then turned her attention to items found on the street. Both were invited by Ruth Santee, Color & Design Professor.
Sacramento painter Jesus Barela was invited by Painting Professor Mario Moreno. Barela’s large-scale canvases capture both a sense and scenes of the Mexican muralist.
Ceramics Professor Joe Mariscal invited ceramic artist Bruce Duke, who taught at San Joaquin Delta College from 1948 to 1987.
Hungarian Stephen Gyermek is the guest of Jennifer Barrows, Art History Professor. Gyermek moved to Stockton in 1965, where he worked as the Director of the Haggin Museum until 1970, and taught art history at Delta College until retiring in 1998.
San Francisco photo artist Nigel Poor was invited by Kirstyn Russell, Photography Professor. On exhibit are nine of the Hand Portraits series, began in 2004. To date she has photographed approximately 120 hands and the project is still growing.
Graphic Arts Professor Melanie Marshall brought Brooklyn-born Joseph Raffael’s large and luminous watercolor paintings that capture larger-than-life dramatic flowers, to koi filled ponds with light, shimmer and motion.
Marine Corps veteran and military-based art creator Ehren Tool has been invited by Sculpture Professor Gary Carlos. Tool makes clay cups decorated with press molds made from toys, military medals or photos. His displays at the Faculty Connections are two Platoon formations of 55 cups each.
The Faculty Connections exhibition will be open to the public from January 20 to February 11, 2011. A reception will be held on the day of the opening between 5 and 7 p.m.
To view the exhibition on-line and link to the artists’ websites, visit the Gallery website at http://www.deltacollege.edu/div/finearts/dept/dca/gallery/ConnectionsMainPage.htm