Carnegie Art Cornerstone Board members saw the fruits of their support with the August 24 opening of the recently renovated of the McNish Gallery at Oxnard College.
Music by Bonnie Band pulsed through the air as throngs of students and alums moved through the gallery animatedly discussing the art, taking photos, and using the interactive art station. The mediums on display covered a wide range: ceramics, mixed media, oil on panel and canvas, acrylic, digital animation, and graphite & ink on wood.
Christine Morla, Professor of Art and Gallery Director, who oversaw the renovation and exhibit addressed the crowd, recognizing the Carnegie Art Cornerstones for their financial support along with the many college administrators and employees who made the construction possible. Professor of Art Rainer Mack was in attendance for the ribbon cutting at the Art + Design Building as Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department.
There were numerous alumni artists on display who had exhibited at the CAM Studio Gallery: Olquin Tapia. Andy Lepe, and Maria Villote & Gladys Rodriguez (who worked as interns for us). More news on these artists will be in upcoming “Where Are They Now?” articles.