Camarillo, Calif., Nov. 14, 2013 – The Art Program at CSU Channel Islands (CI) will present Material World, an exhibition of student sculpture and ceramic works, at the Palm Gallery in downtown Camarillo.  The exhibition opens with a free, public reception on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. and runs through Monday, Jan. 20.  The CI Ceramic and Sculpture Club will host a holiday sale at the opening reception, offering the public a chance to purchase an original holiday gift and support a budding artist.

Material World showcases an eclectic display of functional and sculptural art, demonstrating thrown forms, unique surface treatments, delicate slip casting, rich glazes, cast bronze, and sculptural installations.  The show allows select CI art students to explore issues of tradition and materiality in expressive and innovative ways. 

The Palm Gallery, located at 92 Palm Dr. in Old Town Camarillo, is a cultural outreach partnership between CI’s Art Program and Camarillo dentist Dr. Michael Czubiak, who provided the gallery space.  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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Works are for sale.  For more information, visit, or contact the Art Program at 805-437-2772 or

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