Camarillo, Calif., Sept 26, 2011 – The Art Program at CSU Channel Islands (CI) has announced an upcoming exhibition, “The Paper Bag Show” featuring a group of alumni artists at the CI Exhibitions Gallery located in Old Town Camarillo from Oct. 10 through Nov. 3. A free public reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

A group of recent Art alumni gathered at a local bar to discuss life and work after the spring semester ended. The bar served chips in a paper bag and as it would happen with any starving college student, the chips were gone in the blink of an eye. The paper bag soon began making its way around the table along with a pen, with each artist adding their own spin to it. Thus, “The Paper Bag Show” was born.

The guidelines were simple: use a brown paper bag in some way. This exhibition will feature the end results of one standard ingredient plus a summer to mull it over. Over 20 multi-talented artists will showcase their specialties, running the gamut from traditional painting and sculpture to graphic design and digital media.

The art gallery is located at 92 Palm Drive, Camarillo and is open and free to the public Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, contact the CI Art Program at 805-437-8863 or

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