Porterville College

Porterville Art Association Exhibition

Morro Rock Collier painting

The public is invited to see an exhibition of art in a range of different media from the Porterville Art Association members at the Porterville College Art Gallery. The exhibition runs from October 3 - 20, 2016. The public is also invited to the reception which is for Thursday evening, October 6th, from 5-7 pm.

This show will bring together a diverse group of artists from the Porterville area. From Joy Harvey, who has studied Chinese Brush Painting for decades here at UC San Diego with Jean Shua Chen and in China at the Zhejiang Academy of Art in Hangzhou.to Christina Hansen, most likely the youngest member of the Porterville Art Association, who is in her second year as a Commercial Art major at Porterville College. Harvey describes the role of art in culture, as she sees it: “I believe the universal language of art bridges all cultures, and allows all of us to communicate without translators.”

Another PAA member, plein air painter Joy Collier describes herself as “a nature lover out enjoying the astounding beauty of the California landscape.” Her paintings are “in a Post-Impressionist style, influenced most by Cezanne and Monet.” Collier learned plein air painting by taking her canvas “to the subject [where she] battled the elements for each discovery of form, color, and light.”

These artists and others in this group exhibition communicate many unique perspectives through their works on display at the Porterville College Art Gallery.

The show will run from October 3rd to October 20th , 2016. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 12 to 2 pm and 4 to 6 pm. The reception is Thursday evening, October 6th, from 5-7 pm.

Parking is unrestricted during the time of the reception. For other times, contact the front desk when you arrive to visit the show for a free temporary parking permit.

Please contact Jim Entz at 791-2257 with any questions.


DATES OF SHOW: October 3 - October 20, 2016

RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS: Thursday, October 6th, 5 – 7 pm at the Porterville College Art Gallery

GALLERY HOURS: Monday – Thursday from 12 – 2 pm and 4 – 6 pm


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