Honors Exhibit at CBU Gallery displays students’ artwork
Kristine Lippire (second from left), assistant professor of visual arts at California Baptist University, is surrounded by students that created a mural at Tomas Rivera Elementary school in Riverside for Lippire’s ART 300 class. The group stands below a portrait of their project.
Riverside, Calif. (March 17, 2017) – Art enthusiasts filled the California Baptist University Gallery in downtown Riverside during the opening reception for the fifth annual Honors Exhibit on March 16.
A variety of CBU students’ work, which were produced in visual arts courses, are on display at the exhibit. Visual arts faculty selected the artwork, featuring mixed media, paintings, drawings and sculptures. The opening reception also included an inaugural awards ceremony that highlighted excellence within the students’ work.
Kristine Lippire, assistant professor of visual art, said the awards ceremony is the first of a yearly recognition of excellence within the visual arts program.
“Though the works come from the visual arts classes, the students represented in the exhibition come from a variety of disciplines,” Lippire said. “As such, this exhibition seeks to honor and recognize the creative talents of all those who participate in the arts—not just the visual art majors.”
Awards given were:
Best Watercolor: Celina Montenegro
Best Work on Paper: Celia Hinzman
Best Ceramic Work: Remy Diaz
Best Painting: Gloriana Sandoval
Best Drawing: Annabelle Lim
Best Design Project: Alex Degotari
Best Mixed Media Work: Beka Leininger
People's Choice for Best Artwork: Amy Schwarz
Best Overall Work by a Student, Faculty Choice: Brooke Villegas
Sandoval, a visual arts junior, said that she appreciated the promotion of an art culture on campus.
“It’s a great thing that everyone has an opportunity to practice fine art,” Sandoval said. “In art, you have freedom, you can express yourself and not be afraid.”
The exhibit runs through March 25 at CBU’s Gallery located at 3737 Main St., Suite 101 in downtown Riverside. The display is open Tuesday – Saturday from noon – 8 p.m.