This year the art gallery showcases pieces including charcoal sketches, oil paintings and elaborate sculptures.
The Santa Ana College Main Art Gallery in the C Building has adorned its walls with an eclectic mix of pieces for its Annual Student Art Show currently on view
“This year was different. While the other years we had faculty act as jurors, this year we had an outside judicatory,” said Art Gallery Director Phil Marquez, adding that former Chapman professor Richard Turner chose the art this year.
The work of SAC students represent different styles, from life-sized charcoal paintings to detailed 3D art with various themes ranging from environmentalism to world cultures.
One striking work is “The Color Wheel,” a class project made from recycled bottles and cans, crafted by the Art 110 class.
Instead of presenting each medium separately this year they decided to mix different styles together, Marquez said.
Photographs will be shown among paintings, and ceramics with digital art.
“The work is displayed so that individual pieces enter into ‘conversations’ with adjacent artworks rather than just being organized by medium or discipline,” Turner said in his curator statement.
The art show will run through May 24 and is free of charge, though donations will be accepted for the
program. The Annual Student Art Show is dedicated to retiring Dean of Fine and Performing Arts Sylvia Turner.