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Hyde Art Gallery to feature seven Grossmont artists

This city scape by Bill Mosley will be among art works on exhibit at the Hyde

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release) –The  Hyde Art Gallery opens an exhibition of paintings by seven artists who one time or another have been affiliated with the Art Department.   They are Ben Aubert, the gallery’s curator, and Jennifer Bennett, Daphne Hill, Tom Lazzara, Bill Mosley, Anna Stump and Michael Wheelden.

The all Grossmont exhibit “makes for a logical connection between Grossmont College celebrating its fifty years of higher education and these particular examples of artwork produced by those artists having a direct influence on our students.”

As a great diversity of approaches to teaching exist so too exists a strong set of contrasting styles of painting in this exhibition.

An opening event in honor of the artists will be on Tuesday, October 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The Gallery hours are:  Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Gallery is closed Friday to Sunday and legal holidays.  Admission is free.

Preceding provided by the Hyde Art Gallery

Hyde exhibits master art works, manuscripts

Nick Clawson Taking int the images in the Hyde Gallery (Photo: Robert Sanchez)

Nick Clawson Taking int the images in the Hyde Gallery (Photo: Robert Sanchez)

By Kellen Brauer

GROSSMONT COLLEGE- In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Grossmont College, the Hyde Art Gallery is exhibiting works by some of the most famous artists ever to live. Multi Media Works ‘Selections from Our Permanent Selection’ has an assortment of paintings, pictures, and sculptures from such artists as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Pablo Picasso.

The current exhibit will be on display until September 15. Many students around campus have visited the Gallery to see the classic art works for themselves. “I have always enjoyed the work of Lichtenstein and Ansel Adams,” said art student Nick Clawson. “I also enjoy Herbert Fink, his stuff is great.”

Some of the art works may be unfamiliar to many gallery visitors. However, says Clawson, “checking out other art pieces is always a good way to improve my own work.”

Gallery Curator Ben Aubert  said that the exhibit “ represents probably about 20 percent of our permanent collection… I personally really love the manuscripts from the monasteries; it’s just amazing how well they’ve held their color.”

“I tried to get as broad of a scope of artwork as I could and picked the pieces I felt were very influential,” Aubert said. “There are even pieces in here that were painted by the founder of the gallery Marge (Marjorie) Hyde.

 The galley hours are  Monday-Wednesday 10a.m to 6:30 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to  8 p.m. The gallery is closed Fridays through Sundays and legal holidays.


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Works by master artists to be showcased

Staff Report

GROSSMONT COLLEGE – Where in San Diego County would you have to go to see in one place works by Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams, Hamada, and Tom Holland?

Maybe the San Diego Museum of Art?  The Timken Art Gallery?  The Contemporary Museum of Art in La Jolla?  Or perhaps you think you might have to drive up to Los Angeles, to the J. Paul Getty Museum?

The answer is that you don’t have to go anywhere but to the Hyde Art Gallery right here on campus.

From August 22 through September 15, works from the college’s permanent collection will be displayed, including pieces by each of those named
artists.   The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays.

Ben Aubert, the gallery’s curator, said the special showing of “selections from our permanent collection” is intended to honor Grossmont College’s 50th

Artist poses with ‘Me’ — er, with himself

'Me' by Victor Zepeda

By Alexis Tittle

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — The Hyde Art Gallery was busy and full of Grossmont students, teachers, parents, and art enthusiast all enjoying the 300 + pieces on display. The night also included complementary pizza and cookies with coffee and soda to drink. The occasion: The awards ceremony May 17 honoring winners of the Student Art Exhibition.

Twenty-nine awards were given in seven different categories such as best of show, award of merit, art and design club, digital, art history, ceramics and photography. The honor of best of show and winner of $200 was awarded to Marie Ritz for her photo piece,” Grandma’s Pin”.   Ben Aubert, the gallery’s curator,   said he was mesmerized by its unique scale and felt the win was well deserved.

I was drawn to a piece by Victor Zepeda.

His self-portrait, appropriately titled “Me,” won the Art and Design Club award.  Although the piece is a self-portrait, Zepeda said his brother was the primary inspiration. The piece was selling for $75 of which Victor stated “ Its kind of high because I want to keep it.”  Then his brother Tony Zepeda interjected, “I’ll buy it from you.”Victor also said the drawing is not meant to be serious;  it’s meant to be funny.

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Annual Literary Arts Festival underway

Write Out Loud founder Veronica Murphy reads Ironhead by Aimee Bender

By Taylor Harris

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–The 15th Annual Literary Arts Festival is being held through Thursday, May 5.  The festival kicked off with a screening of the film Bastard Out Of Carolina, based on the novel by Dorothy Allison, this year’s featured author.

Allison has been the winner of the Lamda Literary Awards twice as well as the American Library Association Prize for Lesbian and Gay Writing.  Allison was scheduled to be on campus on Wednesday, April 27, for a reading and book signing.

On Tuesday, April 26, Room 150 at Grossmont’s Health Sciences building was packed withpeople listening to stories and poetry by American women authors. The literature was presented by Write Out Loud, an organization of professional actors who provide dramatic performances of literary works.

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Artists get wrapped up in their work

Patrick Faulk

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–The Summit presents a sneak peak of Robert Sanchez’s portfolio project “Comfort in Chaos.” Sanchez has made environmental portraits of numerous painters, musicians, and other artists both at and beyond Grossmont College.  For his project, Sanchez photographed artists “in their place of creativity.” By “stepping into these worlds,” he writes “I realized that we all have something in common, comfort in chaos.”

Ashley Castillo

Brenon Bullock

A busy month of May for the arts at Grossmont

By William Dudley
GROSSMONT COLLEGE– Jazz by the bay and spirits at the Stagehouse highlight the offerings for Grossmont College arts lovers this month.

All that Jazz

The third annual Jazz All Stars concert will take place at Humphreys by the Bay on May 2. There will actually be two concerts. The first, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is a family concert open to all ages, and will feature straight-ahead jazz performed by members of Grossmont’s music faculty. Among the performers will be Steve Baker on piano, Paul Kurokawa on trumpet, and Doug Booth on guitar.

The second concert, beginning at 9:30, is for the 21-and-over crowd, and will have a more Caribbean/Latin dance feel. It will feature the Afro-Cuban Ensemble led by Derek Cannon, Ritmo Caribe, and Manny Cepeda.

Tickets are $18 general and $10 for Grossmont students, and are available at Humphreys Box Office at (619) 224-3577.

The concert is a benefit for the Grossmont College Music Scholarships. This program helps Grossmont music majors pay for the private lessons required as part of their studies.

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