Art exhibit showcases faculty and staff

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

Campus art exhibits are normally for students to display art they create during the academic school year.

Now, students can visit the University Art Gallery to see the artwork of different professors for the 2015 annual faculty and staff art exhibition. The exhibit runs from Oct. 13 to Nov. 12 and gives students insight into their instructors’ work.

“They share their skills and work with students so they can get a feel for their instructors,” Assistant Curator Carolina Gainey-Vejar said. “They don’t just teach and this gives everybody the chance to see what else they do.”

Gainey-Vejar also has a sculpture displayed at the exhibit titled “Mother Mary.” Professors Michael Henninger, Phillip Hofstetter and Lecturers Kirk LeClaire and Kate Lee also had pieces featured in the annual display.

The gallery celebrated its 50th year in 2012 and according to Gainey-Vejar, student, staff and faculty art has been exhibited in the gallery since its inception.

The gallery is free and is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the main lobby of the Arts and Education Building on the Hayward campus. The closing ceremony for the exhibit will be on Nov. 12.