Santa Monica College Art Mentor Show Concludes “Amplified 2014”

Friday, 20 Jun 2014, 9:11:00 AM

Mitch James

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

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


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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