Camarillo, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 – The Art Program at CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to present “Guardian,” a series of illustrations and sketch concepts by senior art student Marlies Urbauer, in CI’s Grad Wall Gallery at Napa Hall.  The exhibition runs from Monday, March 10, to Friday, April 4, concurrent with Gary Lloyd’s multimedia exhibition in the main gallery.  A public reception with the artist will be held Thursday, March 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

With “Guardian,” Urbauer presents a rich visual narrative set in the era of the Vikings and in a fantastical setting based on Norse mythology.  With each illustration and sketch concept, she unveils a creative process of designing a new world by turning words and ideas into illustrations.  The work showcases visual development in the early stages of storytelling through sketches of characters, environments and objects.

Limited parking is available on campus with the purchase of a $6 daily permit; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road with bus service to and from the campus.  Riders should board the CI Vista Bus to the campus; the cash-only fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at

The Grad Wall is located in Napa Hall, Room 1154, on Ventura Street on the CI campus.  The Grad Wall is an exhibition space showcasing the works of top graduating students from CI’s Art Program.  Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For additional information, contact the CI Art Program at 805-437-2772 or email  

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