Senior art students to exhibit work at CSUB gallery

May 16, 2008
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

Twenty-five California State University, Bakersfield art students will present their work at the "Synergy: Senior Exhibition" in the Todd Madigan Gallery, May 22 – June 7. The student artists will be showing their drawings, photographs, videos, sculptures, ceramics and paintings.

"The student work is dynamic, colorful, thoughtful, quirky and sometimes racy," said Michael Johnson, director of the gallery. "We have a large number of artists this year and will expand the exhibition into the adjacent Albertson Room. There is a lot of talent on display."

The exhibiting seniors are Joe Barajas, Evan Crocker, Ashley Derryberry, Tina Dille, Andrea Gonzalez, Lynn Hayden, José Iñiguez, Freddy Jimenez, Jason Johnson, Darla Kendrick, Erin Lange, Michelle Lyon, Zila Marquez, Jennifer Mitchell, Susan Nelson, Marisela Oropeza, Ali Padgett, Melissa Pendleton, Natalie Phillips, Victoria Sakamoto, Thomas Searcy, Diana Streich, Alexi Sveine, Stephinie Touch, and Crystal Villaneuva.

A special opening reception will be held Thursday, May 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Food, drinks and free parking are included.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Special gallery hours will be held on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free and a daily parking permit is $2.

For more information, contact Johnson at (661) 654-2487.