Camarillo, Calif., Oct. 21, 2013 – The Art Program at CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to present two student digital art shows joined in one compelling exhibition.  A Grimm Portrayal/Artploration will be on display Thursday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Nov. 29, in the Palm Gallery, located at 92 Palm Dr. in Old Town Camarillo.  A free public reception with the artists will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.

One half of the exhibition invokes imagery from the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, while the other half offers an inside look at the creative processes used by different artists.  All pieces are digital-based drawings, illustrations and paintings created by students in Lecturer Aldo Figueroa’s classes.  A Grimm Portrayal presents a fresh, modern take on the classic fairy tales in movie posters and digital explorations of the scenes, characters, objects, and artists’ responses to the stories.  Artploration provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the sketches and design choices that led to the finished works.

The Palm Gallery is a cultural outreach partnership between CI’s Art Program and Camarillo dentist Dr. Michael Czubiak, who has provided a gallery space in his building in historic Old Town Camarillo.  In addition to affording CI students the opportunity to exhibit their art, the gallery also presents curated shows of regional artists – allowing the campus and surrounding community to come together in the appreciation of art.

Regular gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information, visit http://art.csuci.edu/, or contact the Art Program at 805-437-2772 or art@csuci.edu.

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