Porterville College

Art Faculty Show





DATES OF SHOW: February 6 – February 23, 2017


RECEPTION FOR THE ARTISTS: Thursday, February 9th, 5 – 7 pm

                                                                        at the Porterville College Art Gallery


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





The public is invited to the Porterville College Art Gallery to see the artwork of Mark Eaton, Jim Entz, Glenn Hill, Tom Howell, and Diran Lyons: the Porterville College Art Faculty. The exhibition runs from February 6 – February 23, 2017. The public is also invited to a reception for the artists, which will be held on Thursday evening, February 9th, from 5-7 pm. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibition will reveal a broad range of approaches to making art from artists/faculty members who’ve come from a diverse range of experiences. Eaton’s and Entz’s work both embrace the element of chance in their working process. Hill sees himself in the role of the storyteller, as he says, “capturing these shared moments reveal the magic in everyday events.” Howell’s photographs are highly sensitive to light as it reveals the human form. Lyons talks about his work with photomontage and compares them to his Political Remix videos, “I create photomontages in much the same way that I approach the production of my political remix videos: unrelated sources appropriated from the Internet combine to stimulate thought on the mechanisms of narrative, representation, and causality.” Though all have exhibited their work regionally and some nationally, and all are art faculty members; they have formerly worked in such diverse occupations as animator, videographer, free-lance illustrator, magazine art director, stained glass artist, military veteran, graphic designer, photographer, and television director. Their work is in a wide range of media as well—painting, sculpture, ceramics, sculptural painting, drawing, photography, and photomontage.

The show will run from February 6 to February 23rd. The reception for the artists is on Thursday, February 9th, from 5 – 7pm.

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

The work of these five artists is in a broad range of media: photography, ceramics, sculptural paintings, drawing, sculpture, painting, video, mixed media, installation and digital art—and each artist approaches their medium quite differently. Mark Eaton discusses how his ceramic forms “deal with texture and the element of chance”. Jim Entz describes how his work “draws a line to nature through process—topographical landscapes of paint formed through an accretionary process of layering color.” Glen Hill says about his work, “As a painter, oils are my medium, and I wield them in the service of storytelling”. Tom Howell doesn’t say much about his work but his friend Jim Heitzberg says about Tom, “He has developed a considerable talent into mastery across several disciplines.”

This eclectic mix of artists in the exhibition  were educated at a variety of colleges, from Art Center College of Design, to Otis Art Institute, to UC Santa Barbara, and to Fresno State,  and have a broad range of life and employment experiences, from military veteran, professional pilot, animator, film-maker, photographer, free-lance illustrator, magazine art director, to graphic designer. Yet all are passionate about their artwork and all are passionate about their role as teachers and mentors of students of art, the budding artists, designers, photographers, animators, and illustrators of the future.



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