Nov 15, 2006
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery announces "A Holiday Invitational Exhibition" opening November 28 and continuing through December 22. Featured in the show will be artwork by twelve artists from California's North Coast, who work in diverse styles and mediums.
The participating artists will display works on paper, ceramics, sculpture, painting, and photography. “We’re very excited to bring together these artists, many of them HSU alumni, during this holiday season,” says First Street Gallery Director Jack Bentley. “This exhibition will remind those of us who live here, how fortunate we are to live in a community that is also the home of so many wonderful artists.”
Participants include Robert Burroughs – watercolor painting; Maeve Finch-HalliDay – quilts; Nancy Frazier – ceramics; Alyse LaVerne – painting; Peggy Loudon – ceramics; Jake Mondragon – painting; Scott North – ceramics; Lush Newton – sculpture; Tsuya Pratt – painting; Claire Iris Schencke – painting; Daniel Solomon – photography and Gina Tuzzi – painting.
The exhibition is produced by Humboldt State students. Students enrolled in HSU’s Art Museum and Gallery Practices Program participate in the daily management and planning of shows at the gallery. The gallery provides real life opportunities for the students to develop their gallery and museum skills, which in turn provides them with experience to enter the job market. Many students who have participated in the program have gone on to careers in museums and galleries throughout the nation.
A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday December 2, 2006, from 6 to 9 p.m. Humboldt State University First Street Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. and is located at 422 First Street, Eureka, California. Admission is free. Those planning group tours are encouraged to call ahead. For more information call (707) 826-3424.