Honors Exhibit displays creative artwork from CBU students
Riverside, Calif. (March 12, 2019) – California Baptist University hosted an opening reception for the 7th annual Honors Exhibit at the Rose Garden Chapel Art Gallery on March 11.
A variety of work produced by CBU students in visual arts courses is now on display at the exhibit. Visual arts faculty selected the artwork, featuring mixed media, paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Kristine Lippire, associate professor of visual art, said the exhibit showcases some of the best art work produced by students at CBU.
“It really is here to show the CBU community what these students are accomplishing,” Lippire said. “I hope the students who visit the show see how hard these students are working and are just in awe of these students’ talents the way faculty are.”
The opening reception also included an awards ceremony that highlighted distinction within the Honors Exhibit.
CBU students were judged on five different platforms: drawing, design, mixed media, ceramics and painting.
Awards given included:
Best Drawing: Emma Limtiaco
Best Design: Giovanna Savocchio
Best Mixed Media: Mayuli Lemus
Best Ceramics: Sara George
Best Painting: Kiera Chitwood
People’s Choice for Best Artwork: Bethany Steele
Best Overall Work by a Student, Faculty Choice: Christina Izaguirre
Izaguirre, a visual arts junior, created eight pieces for the exhibit.
Lippire said Izaguirre displayed a variety of mediums that showed how talented an artist she is.
“This year, I focused on broadening my skills in various mediums such as graphite and charcoal. I also did a piece on a K-pop band. This was my favorite piece, and it took the longest, but I was most proud of how it came out in the end,” Izaguirre said.
Steele, a psychology freshman, won the People’s Choice award for her art pieces that included a scribble drawing and a self-portrait.
“The scribble drawing probably took the longest I’ve ever spent on a drawing, but probably is my favorite drawing as well, because I did not give up on it,” Steele said. “[The drawing comes from] a picture I took from a trip to Italy.”
The Honors Exhibit is open Monday – Friday from noon - 8 p.m. until April 5.