Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Exhibit Student Art from April 12 to May 11

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery will present the “2018 Juried Student Exhibition,” a vetted showcase of artwork made in the Art and Design Department, to run April 12 through May 11. 

A reception will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the gallery, located on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34).

The exhibit was juried by painter and sculptor Peter Charles, a San Luis Obispo resident who has exhibited work in many museums and galleries throughout the U.S. As juror, Charles selected the artwork that will be included in the show. 

“Selecting is a tough job, because only about one third of submitted pieces make the cut,” said Gallery Specialist Garet Zook.

Charles earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art and Architecture. Prior to moving to San Luis Obispo in 2015, he taught sculpture and foundation design in the Art and Art History Department at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also received a National Endowment for the Arts and a Visual Arts Fellowship Grant. He is currently represented by Green Chalk Contemporary in Monterey, California.

The University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Links
— University Art Gallery: www.artgallery.calpoly.edu/   
— Art and Design Department: www.artdesign.calpoly.edu/    
— College of Liberal Arts: www.cla.calpoly.edu/    
— Peter Charles: www.petercharlesart.com/ 

About the Cal Poly University Art Gallery
The University Art Gallery is a venue for helping to nurture creativity, empathy, innovation, design skills, storytelling, and big-picture thinking by bringing bold thinkers, emerging and established artists, and creative professionals to campus. Providing a venue for five exhibitions each academic year, the University Art Gallery serves Cal Poly and the surrounding area. The gallery showcases nationally and internationally known artists, as well as student, alumni and faculty artwork.

Contact: Garet Zook
805-756-1571; gzook@calpoly.edu  

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