Jaime Scholnick "Purple Mountain Majesty"

JAIME SCHOLNICK, “Purple Mountains Majesty,” 2014, mixed media collage on canvas mounted on panel, 45-1/2″ x 34”

May 9 – May 30, 2015

Work by CB1 artists, Laura Krifka and Jaime Scholnick, are included in Mirrors & Windows 2015 – the first invitational exhibition of art by faculty from Southern California community colleges. Curated by C.V. Seror.

Artist Reception: Saturday, May 9, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Ada Hatch Center at Copper Mountain College
6334 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Mirrors & Windows is an exhibition which reflects and repositions the idea of Teacher Identity and the Artist Curriculum. Education, like the practice of Visual Arts, can show us a window to the world or hold up a mirror to ourselves. The main purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows, which parallels the question asked by visual artists; are we mirrors or windows to the world which we create? Copper Mountain College recognizes two basic tenets; The Artist Instructor as a Window (direct observation) or as a Mirror (introspective narrative) and celebrates the artist, as a practitioner, as well as educator.

The distinction proposed in the exhibition, is not intended as a method of dividing the person into two discrete bodies; the artist and the instructor. On the contrary, the model suggested for the exhibition, is that of a continuous axis, no artist’s work could embody with perfect purity either of the two divergent motives. It is the nature of this issue to find a personally satisfactory resolution of the contesting claims of a History and Practice and to educate and share with the community, as well as, the will to make art.

Mirrors & Windows is an exhibition of work by eighteen (18) contemporary artists that are art instructors affiliated with thirteen (13) Southern California Community Colleges. These artists work and teach in distinctly different visual mediums. The exhibition is curated by C.V. Seror adjunct faculty member of Copper Mountain College; instructor of Art, Art History and Photography. The Copper Mountain College Student Art Club is assisting with the production of the exhibition.

Exhibition Artists: Cathy Allen, Michael Arata, Luther Broome, David DiMichel, Elizabeth Folk, Doug Harvey, Ichiro Irie & Lucas Kazansky (IILK), Laura Krifka, David Michael Lee, Daniel Marlos, Robert Miller, Jim Morphesis, Amy Oliver, Aili Schmeltz, Jaime Scholnick, Emily Silver, Coleen Sterritt, and Maggie Tennesen.

Representing Colleges: Coast Line College, College of the Desert, Copper Mountain College, Glendale Community College, Long Beach City College, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Valley College, Oxnard College, Pasadena City College, Rio Hondo College, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Monica College and West Los Angeles College.

For more information on this exhibition contact the Copper Mountain College Art Club at cmcartclub@gmail.com.


Laura Krifka "Lambs"

LAURA KRIFKA, “Lambs,” 2014, oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

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