First Art Exhibition of 2013-14 Season Features Art & Design Alumni Works

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Michael Paieda, Reclining Cow, ceramic


WHAT:      “Art and Design Alumni Exhibition”
Sept. 18-Oct. 9; opening reception, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:   University Art Gallery, A-107 LaCorte Hall

                  California State University, Dominguez Hills

                  1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747

COST:       FREE

INFO: or call (310) 243-3334

The “Alumni Art and Design Exhibition,” an invitational show featuring 80 works of art in varied media created by 24 alumni from the Art and Design Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills, will open with a reception with the artists from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.18, and continue through Oct. 9 in the University Art Gallery.

“We are so pleased to present dynamic works of art by alumni artists who live and work in the South Bay/Los Angeles area,” said gallery director Kathy Zimmerer. “Long after graduation, our alumni artists continue to create art, maintain studios, and exhibit. We are very proud of their work in the art community as K-12 teachers, gallery curators, professors, artists, art historians and arts managers.”

Geoff Guerrero. "Hands At Work, Clay #1." 20"X30" B&W Silver Gelatin Print, 2013.

Geoff Guerrero. “Hands At Work, Clay #1.” 20″X30″ B&W Silver Gelatin Print, 2013.

Highlighting the alumni exhibit will be the glowing ceramic plates and photos of the hands of artists and musicians by Geoff Guerrero (Class of 1977); the dynamic towers of balancing ceramic pots by Janice Lloyd Govaerts (’91); the delicate ceramic and wood biomorphic structures by Kellan King (’12); vibrant ceramics by Luis Avalos (’12); the intricate anthropomorphic pen and ink drawings and ceramics by Michael Paieda (’81); luminous collages on a deck of cards created by Class of ’77 alumnus Joe Edward Grant; and the strong mixed media drawings and collages feature monumental African American portraits by Class of ’87 alumnus Eric Myles.

The exhibit will also include pieces from alumni artists Charles Accardi (’86), Nestor Alas (’10), Victoria Almeida (’92), Frances Atkins (’05), Jonathan Blackwell (’12), Paul Carmichael (’76), Coby Cerna (’12), Kevin Daly (’09), LaTonja Davis (’88), Michael Gonzalez (’06), Matt Jackson (’93), Charles Logan (’06), Salvador Magdaleno (’04), Jose Pina (’09), Gary Rose (’78), Nora Tomlinson (’79), Leticia Villa (’87), and H.K. Zamani (’86).

Jonathan Blackwell, Free, oil on canvas

Jonathan Blackwell, Free, oil on canvas

The gallery, located in La Corte Hall A-107, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Admission is free.

CSU Dominguez Hills is located at 1000 E. Victoria St. in Carson, near the junction of the Harbor, Artesia and San Diego freeways. Visitor parking permits may be purchased for $5 at the yellow dispensing machines in each campus lot.

The exhibit is sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities and the Instructionally Related Activities Committee of the Associated Students, Inc.

For more information on the exhibitions at the University Art Gallery, contact Director Kathy Zimmerer at or visit

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