Art Studio

Community College Deliberates Future for Lifelong Learning

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By Kirby Scudder
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“I took a jewelry class 20-some years ago at Cabrillo College with Linda Watson. My first class ever I was not a artist and since then I have worked in that field,” says jeweler and Cabrillo College adjunct instructor Angela Gleason. The question is whether future students will be able to take advantage of the same classes Gleason took. As the Community College system focuses tight resources on classes that provide credits for transfer to the U.C. system or which provide a clear route to the job market, art classes are under scrutiny. The system is restricting how many times a class can be taken, disrupting the approach many art students have taken to developing their skills.

Important for Any Artist: Take Some Time With Another Medium

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By Kirby Scudder

Eckphrasis juxtaposes poetry by Elisa Noemi and Kevin Devaney with assemblage work by Stephen Lynch.

A Brush with Eckphrasis juxtaposes poetry by Elisa Noemi and Kevin Devaney with assemblage work by Stephen Lynch.

An exhibit at Casa Nostra restaurant in Ben Lomond presents the assemblage work of Stephen Lynch alongside poetry by Kevin Devaney and Elisa Noemi. Says Devaney the result of this exploration of a physical medium is beauty. The exhibit is titled “A Brush With Echphrasis,” eckphrasis being a Greek term referring to a description usually of art.

Balanced Composition

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Lexis Rubenis is an abstract painter who says his biggest influences include Irish surrealist Francis Bacon. In November the 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco presented his show “Subconscious Imagery.” Rubenis says he aspires to the example Bacon set of balancing composition. For years Rubenis worked in art supply stores. What shows from that experience is a complex understanding of paint and pigment.