Interview with Jamie Abbott, above. Interview with Ron Milhoan coming next.
This year Jamie Abbott and fellow artist and teacher Ron Milhoan are retiring after a combined seventy years at the Cabrillo College Art Department. Jamie has taught Sculpture, Three Dimensional Design and Drawing since 1973. The Cabrillo Gallery has titled its current show of Ron and Jamie’s work “Tribute.”
This includes sculptures made over the last year and 1/2 where Jamie spent hundreds of hours collecting and stripping bark from the branches.
The process of gathering the wood became an important part of the final artworks involving friends, colleagues and frequent roadside stops, as well as paintings by Ron.
The 3D department at Cabrillo’s Art Department has tended to have highly productive faculty.
For more information about the exhibit ‘Tribute,’ which continues through April 26th, go to cabrillo.edu.