FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

East In Eden
November 15 – December 15, 2007
Reception:  Sunday, November 18, 2-5pm

Cal Poly Pomona, W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery
3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona 91768
Contact:  Patrick Merrill, Director
(909) 869-4301, fax (909) 869-4939
E-mail, pemerrill@csupomona.edu
Web site, http://www.csupomona.edu/~kellogg_gallery
Gallery hours, Tuesday – Friday, 11am-4pm; Saturday, 12-4pm


Michael Woodcock, Route 66, Claremont”, Lithograph & Graphite.

East In Eden is an exhibition of new work by Pomona Valley artists at the W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Curated by Patrick Merrill the artists are:
Deena Cappareli & Claude Willey, Rolo Castillo, Steve Comba, John Cullen, Jim & Liz Fuller, Rebecca Hamm, Tom Herberg, Joyce Hesselgrave, & Gary Geraths, Kim Kaufman, Gary Keith, Paul Knoll, Gilbert Lujans, Annie Marquis, Penny McElroy, Fr. Bill Moore, Eileen Senner, Karen Sullivan & Keith Crockett, Juan Thorpe, Jeanne Stefan & Tom Skelly, Chris Toovey, Dan Van Clapp, Ahlene Welsh, Michael Woodcock, Marco Zamora

The exhibit will run from Nov 15 through Dec 15

The gallery is located in front of the Student Union on the campus of Cal Poly, Pomona. 3801 W. Temple, Pomona, Calif. 91768. Parking is now $5!!! The gallery hours are Tue thru Fri 11 – 4PM and Sat 12 – 4PM. A reception for the artists will be held on Sunday Nov 18, 2-5pm. Both the exhibition and reception are open and free to the public.
 
All the artists were invited to create new work that investigated the theme of “Place” as it pertained to the Pomona Valley. All the artists live and/or work in the Valley, many have lived here most of their lives. This exhibition is intended to initiate a dialog between the Pomona Valley community and its artists. 'East in Eden” will examine and interpret the Pomona Valley through the eyes of its contemporary artists. The thematic focus is  “place": thus the dialog begins with the identification and examination of "place," from the San Bernardino Mountains to urban cityscapes. "Place" is both natural and cultural, and works will juxtapose critical commentary on social issues of class and privlege as well as raise environmental and ecological questions stemming from urban/suburban sprawl. The dialog will embrace the Valley's farm and ranching history as well as its past and present politics -- including race, immigration, and migrant workers. The exhibition and catalog ultimately will form a composite portrait, a collage, and mosaic of Pomona. The "place" to be revealed is both geographical and human.
 
The production of both a printed and virtual catalog is made possible through a NEA grant.



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