Art Students Show Their Colors At CBU Gallery
Riverside, Calif. (May 18, 2016) – California Baptist University students tackled color and its aesthetic, symbolic and psychological dimensions, for "The Spectrum of Color" exhibit.
The exhibit features 14 unique mixed media pieces, which were created by students in their Color Theory course. The exhibit also includes a section on how colors have been used throughout history and how they are made.
Kristi Lippire, assistant professor of visual art, said the students were tasked with expressing what a set of colors can represent.
"As art students this is their future—coming up with their own ideas, executing them in a creative and professional way and then presenting them to the public," Lippire said. "The purpose is to get a fuller taste of being a professional artist."
Tawni Franzen, a visual arts and graphics design senior, chose the colors black and red. For black, her artwork features birds.
"I wanted to see if I could make something slightly creepy, slightly mysterious," she said. "I wanted to try it because I've never done anything that was on the eerie end."
Brooke Villegas, a visual arts junior, picked violet and yellow. Her yellow pieces feature a light bulb and an eye. Instead of going with the idea that yellow means happiness, she connected it with intellect.
"As an artist, it's a big deal to be seen and to be known. I think there's an exciting feeling of potential … to think about what else I could do in the future," she said in response to her artwork being featured at the gallery.
The exhibit runs through June 25 at CBU's Gallery located at 3737 Main St., Suite 101 in downtown Riverside. There will be an opening reception May 19, 6-9 p.m. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:30–8 p.m.