CAVAD hosts exhibit that connects the CBU design community
Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2018) – The College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design (CAVAD) at California Baptist University hosted a Faculty and Alumni Exhibition on Sept. 28. The exhibit displayed more than 30 pieces of photography and graphic designs created by CBU instructors and alumni.
The event was held in the CAVAD photography and graphic design studio at Adams Business Park, a half mile south of the main CBU campus.
Christopher Kern, assistant professor of photography, said the exhibit aimed to bring together the CBU photographic and design community and connect students with alumni.
“As CAVAD continues to grow, build new programs and facilities, it's important to not lose sight of our true resources—our alumni and current students,” Kern explained. “This exhibit is an opportunity to celebrate God’s gift to create art and continue to work as a faith-based community in a very secular world.”
Jessica Castellano, (’17) a wedding photographer, said she discovered her passion for photography at CBU.
“There were amazing professors that taught valuable business skills you actually need,” Castellano said. “They really prepared you to go out in the real world and do full-time photography and not just as your hobby.”
Hannah Overeem (’17), a landscape photographer, said she enjoyed reviewing the artwork at the exhibit.
“It’s really cool to see other people’s work and to see how much they progressed. It motivated me to want to do better as well,” Overeem said.
The graphic design program at CBU began in 2007 with nearly 20 students. This semester more than 130 graphic design and 45 photography students are enrolled in the related programs.
“The program has grown in both quality of content and reputation,” said Michael Berger, program director for graphic design and photography. “We have built an award-winning reputation in the area and the second largest faith-based design program in the country. Graphic design is in our DNA. We are not a fine art program that leans toward design. We are all working designers in our fields and really love what we do.”