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Future Formers: CR Alumni Show

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A Visual Art Exhibition of College of the Redwoods Alumni

April 2-May 27, 2018

Public Reception for artists from 6-9pm Friday April 13th

Future Formers: A Visual Art Exhibition of College of the Redwoods Alumni will be on exhibit at the Sanctuary. The show's opening reception will be Friday, April 13th 6 - 9 p.m., with a second Arts! Arcata showing on May 11th. The show will be up through May 27th.

Shannon Sullivan, an artist and educator who has taught ceramics, sculpture and professional practices at CR for the past 11 years, curated the show. The Artists participating in the exhibition include Carissa Clark, Dominique Birdsong, Genevieve Kjesbu, Janiel Giraldo, Jessica Swan, Katharine Payne, Katie Holt, Keith Fleury, Meredith Smith, Michael B. Rude, Philip Kumsar, Shawn Frost, Sue Kimpel, and Samantha Williams-Gray.

The show contains a diverse array of work including, but not limited to, narrative ceramic masks, enigmatic ink drawings, utilitarian pottery with figurative illustrations, evocative large-scale portrait paintings, woven textile panels, mono-printed ceramic tablets, and chainmail sculptures of local birds stuffed with plastic bags. The stories told through the works in this exhibition are a small window into the lives of these makers who cultivated their process and developed their voice while studying with Sullivan.

This cohort of artists all maintain an active studio practice, live locally, were students at CR within the past 5 years, and are no longer actively studying with Sullivan.

The Sanctuary is a playground for creative action and artful living. Housed in the Arcata Women’s Club historic building, the Sanctuary is dedicated to making and experiencing art in community. We host gallery exhibitions, live music, community and private events, workshops, Open Lab studio hours for local makers, a seasonal art subscription, resource processing, and an artist residency program. Our artmaking facilities, garden, reference library, great hall and stage serve as venues for creative community-building.

For more information, please visit http://www.sanctuaryarcata.org.