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Exhibition celebrates art created by Santa Clara University faculty
Friday, Sep. 21, 2007
From a towering sculpture by Sam Hernández to a digital animation piece by Marco Marquez and Katherine Aoki, the show offers work in a variety of media—painting, drawing, ceramic and mixed-media sculpture, installation, digital animation, mixed-media, digital and traditional photography, and printmaking. Other featured artists include Renee Billingslea, Kelly Detweiler, Susan Felter, Don Fritz, Francisco "Pancho" Jiménez, David Pace, Trung Pham, S.J., R. Reynolds, and Gerald Sullivan, S.J.
The first faculty exhibition at the museum in almost a decade, Experience Teaches celebrates the dynamic diversity of the art faculty, from tenured and tenure-track professors to long-term lecturers. "The exhibit demonstrates that many studio faculty refuse to be confined by the media-based parameters in which they teach," explained Karen Kienzle, assistant director for exhibitions, education, and community outreach for the de Saisset. "Their work clearly shows how successful they are in juggling the dual roles of educator and practicing artist."
Kienzle said the exhibit serves as a showcase of the department's vitality. "Through their exhibitions, teaching, mentoring, and community engagement, the studio faculty at
At SCU, the art and art history departments are combined as one. "This unique approach means the program is essentially integrated," Kienzle said. "And that cross dialogue is reflected in the exhibition."
Experience Teaches will open with a free public reception at Saturday, Oct. 6. A panel discussion featuring the artists will take place at Thursday, Oct. 11. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from to Closed Mondays.
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