Student art available in semi-annual sale

The Art Department will be holding simultaneous events for the public starting with its Semi-Annual Student Art Sale April 25-28.

Sales open at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 a.m – 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the courtyard of the Art Department between buildings C and D.

According to Boehm Gallery director Ingram Ober, “the sale is a broad overview of the various styles and techniques of student artists.”

Pottery, ceramic sculpture, blown glass, stained glass, fused and slumped glass, woodworking, bronze and aluminum sculpture, jewelry and photography created by Palomar students will be available for purchase.

“Everyone is very excited to show off their work,” said Palomar student Mariah Leslie, who is selling ceramic mugs, shot glasses and decorative garden snails.

Palomar student Ruth MacAdam will also be participating in the sale, selling ceramic animals and tie-dye shirts.

Proceeds from art sales will benefit students and Palomar, with 25 percent of the money going towards new materials, equipment and programs for the Art Department.

Leslie said, “it’s great to see everyone work together together to make money for the school.”

During the week there will also be demonstrations that begin on April 25 from 3-6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 2-4 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. The live art will feature glassblowing, foundry, wheel-working, raku firing and stained glass techniques.

“There will be so many things to see and do,” MacAdam said. “It’s like a carnival with music and tons of art.”

The Boehm Gallery’s newest exhibit will also start April 25. The student show, Fresh, will feature the best work representative from each course selected by the instructors and will be open till May 12.

“Everyone needs to check out the student show, it’s a good collective example of all the work done this year by students,” Leslie said.

The Art Department will host its open house and gallery reception from 5-8 p.m on April 27. The classrooms will be open to the public and students will be displaying their work. Alongside demonstrations, refreshments, and music.

“There is bound to be something for everyone,” said Ober.

Author: Emma Maliszewski

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