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,
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
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
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
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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