Art Show Reception at the Lyceum Theatre Highlights Platt College Student & Alumni Talent
Last weekend we hosted the reception for our latest art exhibition at the Lyceum Theatre. The theme of this particular exhibit is “Self-Impressionism” to correlate with the theme of the play “Violet” that’s currently showing at the theater. The theme was perfect for the artwork on display that was curated by Platt’s head librarian, Nicole Lewis.
One of the students who submitted work to the show, Keelie Occhino, was featured in the local paper the East County Californian. It’s a great article about how this was her first time submitting work to an art show and how she’s grown as an artist since starting at Platt College. Click here to read the article on Keelie!
Another Platt student who had submitted multiple pieces to the show is Shairi Engle. One piece in particular had a very powerful and meaningful statement behind it. This particular piece titled “Unbroken Voices” focuses on a survivors of rape and abuse which is a very serious and emotional topic for many. Shairi wanted her artwork to be an outlet for those that had been affected by some form of abuse to step forward and provide their fingerprint to be a voice of someone breaking the silence about what has happened to them. You can learn more about this on going project here.
We are inspired and amazed by the creativity expressed through our students and alumni that participated in this art show. And look forward to more opportunities to showcase their amazing work! There was a variety of paintings, photos, poetry, digital design and multi-medium works on display. And they will continue to be showcased until Sept. 12th!
View more photos and artwork from the reception through our Facebook album below!