Award Winning Works


By Jocelyne Poblador

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]n imposing portrait of a woman dressed for Dia de Los Muertos is one of three pieces by award recipient Alan Espinoza on display at the Annual Student Art Show. The portrait, After Klimt, is acrylic on panel. Hazy brush strokes create a dream-like effect.

The show, displaying artwork from beginning to advanced students, opened May 9 at the Santa Ana College main gallery in the C-Building.

“We look for works with a certain level of skill and creativity. The introductory and intermediate level is not bad work,” said Gallery Director Phillip Marquez. “It’s rather goodand impressive.”

The student-produced works are judged by the art department faculty and then chosen for awards depending on the medium. Proceeds from the Holiday Art Sale annually in November fund the awards.

[quote]“It’s unique and different. I like the theme of the dead [because] it stands out,” student Miriam Ramirez said.[/quote]

David Gilbert produced “Hey Seuss,” a mesmerizing artwork.

A geometric canvas background in matte gold, gray and black serves as the backdrop to the portrait. Triangles, squares and other fragmentary shapes make up the subject’s disjointed facial features.

“I am always amazed at looking at new and fascinating pieces,” alumni Mitchell Wong said.

The show continues through Friday. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon.


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