By Hunter King/Citystyle Editor
The LBCC art gallery in K100 was filled with guests, artists and musicians Wednesday, April 1, for the opening reception of “Massive, Brilliant, Mint,” a collection of artwork by British artists living in Southern California.
The show featured 16 artists in a variety of media including photography, painting, sculpture and video. “A bit of everything,” said Joshua Rendan, an art major, whose favorite piece was a large oil painting of boulders in a desert scene displayed on the center wall called “Jumbo Rock,” by Caroline Jones.
A large neon pink abstract canvas caught viewer’s attention by Max Presneill. Photography by Chris Finch was also thrown in the mix. “Nesting Construction,” extended off the wall in a barrage of colorful pieces of wood by Phillip Vaughan.
Besides the visual art, LBCC’s jazz band performed filling the air with an energetic rhythm. Complimentary appetizers and coffee were provided making for an enjoyable night of art, music and food.
Art gallery director and art major Nancy Morales, 22, said, “This was one of the more popular gallery shows. Most shows have a theme, but this one doesn’t. It’s very colorful and varied. People like that.”
Kevin Merino, 20, a graphic design major, summed up the whole experience in one word, “Brilliant.”
“Massive, Brilliant, Mint,” will stay open until Friday, May 1. The gallery hours are Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, noon-8 p.m. Additionally, it will be open Saturday, April 25, noon-4 p.m.