Posts Tagged ‘Hyde Art Gallery’

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 Gallery exhibit inspires GC students

Art students in the Hyde Gallery

Art students in the Hyde Gallery

Story and photo by Philip Tipple

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Art teacher Jennifer Bennett has been teaching here for 10 years. She took her first art class–basic drawing–here at Grossmont in the mid 90’s and found out she liked it. She says the art class she took inspired her so much that she ended up majoring in it and then going on to teach it.

After graduating from SDSU, she went on to graduate school in Ohio where she was teaching art. She then received a job here at Grossmont to teach art.

Among those taking in the Hyde Art Gallery’s exhibition of pieces from its permanent collection was Michael Gallagher, who has been Grossmont for 2 years and is working on a future with Media Design. He said he went to the gallery to observe and study the art to better his drawing skills. Someday, he confided, he would like to create his own business with his talent.

Another student, Lauren Peterson, said that she foumd inspiration to go to a four-year college by walking through the gallery and appreciating what she saw.


Tipple is a student in MediaComm132; contact him at

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.


Brauer is a student in Media Comm 132; contact him at

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.

Continue reading

Auction raises $3000 for student art exhibition

By Alexis Tittle

GROSSMONT COLLEGE –Art students will have a chance to show off their work and compete for prizes and scholarships at the upcoming Student Art Exhibition, which runs from May 9 to May 19 at the Hyde Art Gallery.

To be part of the exhibit, students must be taking an art class and submit a piece that relates to their class at Grossmont. Awards will be presented at a special gallery opening on May 17 at 7 pm.

More than three thousand dollars to support this endeavor was raised by the Grossmont Arts Council at their arts auction at Hyde Gallery on March 11. The night was an event to remember featuring the work of 18 local artists. Continue reading

Faculty artists on exhibit at the Hyde

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)–Hyde Art Gallery on campus has announced this year’s Art Faculty Exhibition, Oct. 4-28.  This 2010 mixed media show features both a very diverse and outstanding selection of work. 

Curator Ben Aubert said “the art is representative of the various disciplines that exist within the Grossmont College Art Department: photography, jewelry, painting and drawing, ceramics and sculpture.” 

The exhibition is free and open to the public. An opening event will be on Tuesday, October 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Gallery’s hours are Monday & Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is closed Friday to Sunday & Legal Holidays. 

Preceding provided by the Hyde Art Gallery