The annual Fine Arts Student Art Show is now showing in Allan Hancock College’s Ann Foxworthy Gallery.  A reception for the artists will be held Wednesday, February 16, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the gallery, which is located inside the Academic Resource Center, building L-South, in the heart of the Santa Maria campus.

This year’s show continues through March 3 and features 95 works in various media created by students enrolled in the college’s fine arts program.  Inventive artists from all disciplines of fine arts present their best sculptures, paintings, pastels, graphic designs, photographs and more.  The work was selected by instructors during December finals.

Subject matter includes painting, sculpture, portraits, abstracts, altered books, type abstractions, CD cover designs and digital and traditional photography.  Ceramics sculptures in the show convey a wide range of materials, expression and competency, with the center of the gallery featuring a colorful, five-foot-high ceramic and metal sculpture by Judy Jackson.  Brandon Hernandez created a small bas-relief sculpture titled “Quetzalcoatl Consuming Moctezuma,” a work inspired by a class in the art history of Mexico.  Altered books and assemblage pieces round out the variety of works in this wide-ranging show.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The gallery is closed weekends and school holidays.

To learn more about the college’s fine arts program, call the department at 922-6966 ext. 3252.  For information about the exhibit, contact Gallery Director Marti Fast at ext. 3465.