The Norco College Art Gallery will open with an inaugural exhibit featuring the best of student work in art, game art design, and photography. Designed as a multipurpose gallery for visual and interdisciplinary arts, the venue offers new avenues for art exploration.
“The inclusion of digital screens and other technology allows us to show a variety of new media imagery and opens the space to a wider range of arts,” said Karin Skiba, director of the Gallery and Norco College professor emerita.
Skiba envisions using the 2,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility to exhibit traditional fine art, photos, and graphic works. Eight large retractable wall monitors are installed for video and DVD viewing. The open floor plan also will accommodate sculpture exhibits as well as performing arts.
Fundraising efforts are underway to support the gallery, Skiba says. In the 2012-13 academic year she hopes to stage a second student exhibit, a historical exhibit introducing patrons to the city of Norco, and two contemporary art exhibits—one featuring Hispanic artists, the other illustrating social justice issues.
The gallery’s first exhibit is scheduled for May 21-31, with an opening reception Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m. For more information about the new Norco College Art Gallery, email firstname.lastname@example.org