News • September 08, 2016

CBU Gallery to host “Into the Mystic” exhibit

Artist Steve Dzerigian’s “Construction XVI” will be one of the more than 30 art pieces on display at the “Into the Mystic: The Quest of Six West Coast Artists” exhibit at California Baptist University’s Gallery. The exhibit will run Sept. 20 – Nov. 19.

Artist Steve Dzerigian’s “Construction XVI” will be one of the more than 30 art pieces on display at the “Into the Mystic: The Quest of Six West Coast Artists” exhibit at California Baptist University’s Gallery. The exhibit will run Sept. 20 – Nov. 19.


Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 7, 2016) – The CBU Gallery in downtown Riverside will host an exhibit titled “Into the Mystic: The Quest of Six West Coast Artists” from Sept. 20 – Nov. 19.

The exhibit will showcase 30 pieces by West Coast artists Noah Buchanan, Steve Dzerigian, Anne Marie Karlsen, Guy Kinnear, Laura Lasworth and Duncan Simcoe (CBU director of the Gallery). The exhibit represents an inspiration of spiritual themes, visionary imagery and drawing insights from transcendent encounters. The art includes painting, photography, installation, mixed media and digital configuration.

Gordon Fuglie, guest curator for the CBU exhibit, said the themes displayed in the art remind him of the Apostle John’s contrast of light and darkness in a spiritual sense: “The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it” (John 1:5 NASB).  

“I believe that encouragement for this artistic quest (spiritual enlightenment) lies within us, and is a striving born within our consciousness as human beings. Some would say that it comes from an inner light emanating from a greater power,” said Fuglie, who is the director and head of curatorial affairs at the Central California Museum of Art.

An artists reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

Into the Mystic: The Quest of Six West Coast Artists

Where: CBU Gallery, downtown Riverside
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 20 - Saturday, Nov. 19
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Questions or to arrange special visit: Karen Heinze, administrative secretary for the College of Architecture, Visual Arts & Design, kheinze@calbaptist.edu or 951-552-8733

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