Student art exhibit examines 'Changing of the Guard'

Chaging Guard The Todd Madigan Gallery and CSUB Art Department are proud to present "Changing of the Guard," the class of 2011's graduation thesis show on exhibit from May 19 to June 11. The opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19.

Art is a tool that helps change society: it forces us to see otherwise, it enables beauty to enter into our daily lives in various ways, and it challenges our own existence. Art can deal with every issue that we as a human race encounter. Art is life.

With the retirement and departure of Mike Heivly to Virginian lands and the tragic and untimely death of George Ketterl, the Art Department's faculty have undergone significant changes. The current senior class is one of the last groups of students who have absorbed wisdom from these two great anti-establishment professors. "Changing of the Guard" presents the final vestiges of this era.

"Changing of the Guard" gives us a sampling of what art can be.

Students included in this exhibition are: Araceli E. Arroyo, Jennifer Arvizu, Emily Becerra, Tristyn Burnett, Claudia Castellanos Fuentes, Katherine Cooksey, Joseph Cooper, Amalia Diaz, Sara Drennan, Casey Glassey, Andrew Hawley, Sarah Helms, Christopher Likins, Raul Magdaleno, Allison Mello, Anysa Saleh, Irene Santiago, Jana Schultz, Jeffery Siner, John Stumpf, Kati Vernon, Jason Watkins, and Isabel Zamora.

The Todd Madigan Gallery is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact gallery curator Joey Kotting at or 661-654-2238.

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