Students exhibit their talents


By Delia Diaz

To shed light on East Los Angeles College students artwork and the new school year, the Vincent Price Art Museum will  present the 2015 Juried Art Exhibition.

The Exhibition begins on Sept. 22 and will run through Dec. 5.

The annual exhibition is a juried show with a variety of different art forms. This includes student submitted work from photography, graphic design, animation, studio art and architecture.

Students who have attended ELAC for one full school year were eligible to submit up to three projects from an art class and also personal pieces.

The Exhibit took in 170 submissions and then were narrowed down to 55 to be shown by this year’s selected juries. The first place student will receive $150, second  place $100 and third place $50.

Museum Preparator Victor Parra said, “I’ve been here for 20 years and every time I see winning student’s face light up, I get a kick out of it.” The staff involved in the juried art show are just as passionate as the students submitting pieces.

Some pieces in the show highlight the beauty of Downtown Los Angeles, issues involving equality, and the Chicano Culture.

One piece submitted by Saul Romero entitled “Native Scream 1” and was influenced by Mesoamerican art with a twist of modernism.

The 2015 jurors of the exhibition are Cinzia Angelini and Hilary Walters.  Angelini is a professional animator, story artist and filmmaker, some of her work includes “Prince of Egypt,” and “Spider-Man 2.”

Walter is the Coordinator of the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The program trains a selected number of undergraduate students from across the country to work hands-on in museums. This programs helps to continue their education at a graduate level.

The juror’s’ statement for the 2015 exhibition described the way they felt about the winning pieces.

The exhibition will officially be on Tuesday, September 22 at 6-8 p.m. and runs through December 5 with free admission for students and public.

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