Story by Omar Reyes/Staff writer/@salar0895
Art majors or not, students arrived at the LBCC gallery for the opening reception of the Student Art Exhibit on Wednesday, May 11, in K100 at the LAC.
The art exhibit is coordinated by Trevor Norris and features various works of art created by students on campus. The pieces of art range from paintings to sculptures.
London Battle, 20, said, “I take most of these art classes and so to be able to interpret at through different ways is interesting.”
An art education major, Battle said, “Looking at these art pieces, they tell me to work outside your comfort zone and explore different mediums that you’re not comfortable with and to try different things. I am inspired by other students’ art.”
About 200-300 people showed up in the opening reception, Norris said, and they also listened to live jazz music by the LBCC Jazz Combo.
Raphael Gonzalez, 19, a social science major, said, “I was paying attention to the water colored painting because I learn by observing. When I look at the art, I see a lot of talent in LBCC with lots of different styles and different people with different stories to tell.”
Norris said students who had their art presented must have taken a class in the visual and media arts department in the fall. Teachers selected the work and Norris sent up the gallery for the art to be displayed. An exhibit featuring student art is featured at least once a year.
Norris said the selections included painting, drawing, print making, sculpture and photography.
Norris said the exhibit “gives students an opportunity to see their work in context of other artist and for their work to be installed in a professional exhibition space. It’s part of the learning process.”
Norris said, “There’s some incredible good work displayed and it’s really surprising. I love the fact that it is student work and they get to show it.”
The exhibitions at the gallery will remain open until Thursday, May 26. The hours Mondays and Thursdays are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The hours from Tuesday and Wednesday are from noon to 8 p.m. The gallery will be open on Saturday, May 21, from noon to 4 p.m.
Also, $2 parking is available anytime in the C, D, E and F Lots.