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SMC Art Mentor Program exhibit – “amplified 2014” – concludes this Saturday at SMC’s Pete
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SMC Art Mentor Program exhibit – “amplified 2014” – concludes this Saturday at SMC’s Pete

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

Santa Monica College Art Mentor Show Concludes “Amplified 2014”

Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:11 am

Mitch James / Mirror Contributor

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is encouraging the public to visit “amplified 2014,” an exhibition of works by gifted students in the highly selective Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program (AMP).

The show concludes this Saturday, June 21. The gallery is located at the SMC Performing Arts Center on Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica.

The exhibit is curated by Los Angeles artists Carlson Hatton and Emily Silver. Both are SMC art instructors.

The Art Mentor Program is a unique yearlong program for gifted visual art students, selected by SMC art department faculty.

In many ways similar to a graduate school program, AMP provides an innovative, experimental, and interdisciplinary environment for students to explore a variety of art forms, professional practices, and critical theory.

Students work in small groups with a professional artist or art historian, visit artists’ studios and art institutions, and participate in group discussions and critiques.

AMP alumni have gone on to prestigious schools throughout the nation – including the Rhode Island School of Design, California Institute of the Arts, UCLA, and Claremont Graduate School – and to successful careers.

The student artists this year are Nasim Biglari, Dante Durand, Ramon Espinosa, Sharif Farrag, Diana Flores, Robert Huerta, Michael Jensen, Oscar Lopez, Brianna Melendez, Timothy Melgoza, Thecla Min, Chihea Moon, Nicole Noriyuki, Danielle Parker, Pace Porter-Zasada, Lili Raygoza, Michelle Rhee, Meghan Sabik, Diana Sanchez, Hannah Shigeta, Svetlana Shigroff, Fahimeh Sorkhabi, Eric Tang, Echo Theohar, and Shane Valentine.

Hours for SMC’s Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery are noon to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday and 11 am to 4 pm. Saturday. All exhibits, gallery talks, and opening receptions are free.

For more information, call 310.434.3434.

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