Camarillo, Calif., Aug. 22, 2013 – The Art Program at CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to present “Visions of Past and Present,” an exhibition of paintings by CI alumni painters. The exhibition kicks off with an opening reception on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., and runs through Friday, Sept. 27, in the Art Gallery at Napa Hall.

“Visions of Past and Present” spans 11 years of selected student paintings and investigates the evolution of the artists’ development since their respective graduations. Curated by Jack Reilly, Professor of Art, the exhibition showcases diverse painting styles ranging from hyper-realism to non-objective abstraction, as well as the uniquely creative styles of each participating artist and the range of painting techniques taught at CI.

“Throughout the past 11 years at CI, I have had the opportunity to work with so many amazingly talented artists,” Reilly said. “It’s really exciting to see how these painters have evolved into artists working in the real world since their graduation from CI.”

The artists featured in the exhibition are Kate Barnholtz, Dianne Bennett, Christine Brand, Josh Bricker, Christine Berne, Nick Capaldi, Susan Cook, Erika Craig, Nela Dunaway, Meghan Frontino, Leah Hsieh, Diana Reyes, David Shonhoff, and Cathy Warburton.

The Art Gallery at Napa Hall, the University’s premier art exhibition venue, is located on Ventura Street on the CI campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, contact the CI Art Program at 805-437-2772 or art@csuci.edu.

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