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Art Gallery hosts Mission College professor’s art exhibit

An art exhibit displaying works of art created by a Mission College art professor and abstract painter will take place in the Art Gallery from April 12 to May 3.


For the Barbara Kerwin Exhibition, special gallery hours will be from 2p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.


The demonstration will also include an artist’s talk April 12 at 5 p.m. in the Art History Lecture Hall in Room 3300. A reception will follow the discussion in the Art Garden.


“Students would be interested in going to see this,” Instructor of Art Constance Moffatt said. “Paintings in person are so much more beautiful.”


Moffatt encourages everyone to attend.


“It’s a looking back at some of her early pieces,” Moffatt said.


Michael Barraza, 26, who majors in electronics, said she will be attending.


“I’ll check out anything, to tell the truth, I’m a really big cartoon fan,” Barraza said. Whether it’s drawing or music it’s a great way to get something across that you may not be able to with words. I’m a musician. I love art.”


Daniel Vital, 19, a student with an undetermined major, also sees the splendor of art.


“Art’s cool,” Vital said. “It’s a different way of people expressing themselves. It’s always nice seeing different art.”


In addition to attending the exposition for the beauty of the art, Moffatt also sees the Barbara Kerwin Exhibition as a great learning experience.


Moffatt notes that students can unexpectedly learn critical thinking skills while they learn about art.


“Painters can be incredibly analytical,” Moffatt said. “Kerwin uses a lot of mathematical equations and even calculus to devise what will go on canvas.”


Most of all, however, students will discover a plethora of artistic expertise.


“Students can learn about different paint medium,” she said. “[She] uses some medium that is not usual, like oil and wax and metallics.”


The experience, she believes, could be as beneficial to students as an art class.

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