“Ten Years Out” Exhibit Features Works By HSU Art Department Alumni

In celebration of Humboldt State University’s centennial year, the Reese Bullen Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to an exhibition celebrating the return of seven HSU alumni artists and their achievements a decade after graduation.

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“Wa Do Dem” by Gina Tuzzi, acrylic on panel, 24” x 34”, 2014.

“Ten Years Out” features works by Gina Tuzzi, Colleen Sidey Yerian, Cyrus Smith, Wesley Hodges, Taylor Cornejo, Margo Duvall and Ricardo Cisneros, and runs Feb. 13 through March 8, with a free, public reception for the artists on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. Before the reception, from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m., the artists will participate in a question and answer panel to discuss their past ten years as emerging artists and to reflect on their transitions from student to professional artists. The public is invited to attend.

“Ten Years Out” includes photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and art involving social interaction. The artists explore concepts of identity, the majesty of nature, past reflections, and echoes from the subtler side of human existence through music, discussions, and interactive experiences. Inspired by explorations of life culminating over the past ten years, these graduates return to HSU to unite with current students and the community and share the impact of their experiences.

Margo Duvall, one of the artists exhibiting expresses, “HSU was such an instrumental part in my development as a photographer and artist, and holds a very special place in my heart!” Fellow artist Wesley Hodges concurs, “I feel lucky to have the opportunity to study under some really great teachers at HSU [who were] my mentors in creating three dimensional art, studio practices, art marketing, and how to develop ideas into reality.”

The Reese Bullen Gallery is located on the HSU campus in the Art Building, near the corner of Laurel Drive and B St. in Arcata. The gallery is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 12-5 p.m., Thursday 12-7 p.m., Friday 12-5 p.m., and Saturday 10-2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact the gallery office at (707) 826-5814.