Faculty Showcase Personal Stories Through Artwork in Exhibit

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Carman Gaines, a junior majoring in art history and studio art, said she enjoys learning from the inspiration behind the faculty’s work. “Pretty much all of the faculty are artists and professors so it’s great to see what inspires them and their teaching practice,” Gaines said. The faculty exhibit, which runs through March 17, will showcase the work of 11 faculty members in the department, including Victor De La Rosa. The exhibit is presented once every four years and is planned by students in associate professor Mark Johnson’s exhibition design course. It is one of two exhibits showcasing the work of professional artists that relate to the curriculum and research of the art faculty, according to Johnson. “For the past 20 years, one of these two annual professional exhibitions is reserved as a faculty exhibition to give art students the opportunity to see the real work of their professors,” said Johnson, who is also director of the Fine Arts Gallery.