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The following article was posted on February 5th, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 14, Issue 48 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 48

The Fine Arts Student Art Show at Hancock displays the collected skills of visual arts students

BY JOE PAYNE

Allan Hancock College’s Ann Foxworthy Gallery is a peaceful space, tucked down the main hall of the college’s Academic Resource Center. Located next to the library, and a brief walk from any Hancock parking lot, the gallery is currently showing its annual Fine Arts Student Art Show, which highlights the efforts of students from a wide variety of visual arts classes.

Meet the creators
Allan Hancock College presents its annual Fine Arts Student Art Show showing through Feb. 26. A reception event is Feb. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ann Foxworthy Gallery, Allan Hancock College, 800 S. College Drive, Santa Maria. More info: 922-6966, Ext. 3252 or hancockcollege.edu.

So many media, styles, and colors grab the attention as one walks into the gallery, it’s hard to decide where to start! A series of self-portraits from Marti Fast’s life drawing class adorn the wall left of the entrance, offering a great place to start.

The pieces are grouped by class, which allows the viewer to enjoy the works of several peers side-by-side, whether they are oil paintings or the results of digital or graphic design. Dotted throughout the gallery, sitting stoically on pedestals, are three ceramic creations of Bob Nichols’ students. A solid hour or two can be spent enjoying the various pieces, each based on their own merit.


BAD BOY
Acrylic painting student Carlos Rocha created the 'Breaking Bad'-inspired portrait 'Heizenberg' in his class with Deborah West. The portrait is showing in the Fine Arts Students Art Show.
PHOTO BY JOE PAYNE

Hancock is brimming with skill in many disciplines, but, thankfully, the visual arts department gets its own space on campus in the Ann Foxworthy Gallery. Those interested in the exhibit can view it during regular school hours, and can also meet the artists at a reception event at the gallery on Feb. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Arts Editor Joe Payne is duly impressed. Contact him at jpayne@santamariasun.com.


EYES ON THE SELF
Many conté self-portraits from Marti Fast’s students are showing in the exhibit, including this self portrait by Kaden Howard.
PHOTO BY JOE PAYNE


SHAPING FANTASY
Many stunning works of oil painters are included in the Fine Arts Student Art Show, including Michelle Kohler’s fantastical, yet pastoral 'Unicorn Haven.'
PHOTO BY JOE PAYNE


BREAKING THE MOLD
Several ceramics pieces from students of Bob Nichols adorn pedestals in the Ann Foxworthy Gallery, including 'Petra' by Robert York.
PHOTO BY JOE PAYNE


EXPLORING VIBRANCY
Street art meets the canvas in Luiz Regalado’s untitled piece that uses both acrylics and spray paint.
PHOTO BY JOE PAYNE


WHO NEEDS CANVAS?
Teresa A. Russell’s fabric-printed piece 'Panorama' is an example of photography and processing from David Passage’s Photo 120 class.
PHOTO BY JOE PAYNE