Artwork Displayed by Proud Students

Sarkis Adajian

The annual Glendale College student art show opened in the library gallery May 6.

The creative pieces by GCC artists ranged from painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, 2-D and 3-D design to jewelry and photography. The works are all unique in their own way.

The artists were present as many attendees perused the gallery on opening day.

Photographer Celith DeSantiago, whose three untitled inkjet photos of skyscrapers were on display, felt privileged to have her work shown off to the public. “It was exciting when I found out, and I was definitely honored because it was my first time,” she said.

DeSantiago was undeniably thrilled to see her passion for photography appreciated by gallery visitors. “I have received positive feedback and critiques that have also been helpful. I’m enjoying it for the artistic purposes of photography so much.”

DeSantiago’s work was just one of the many modern pieces in the gallery. Paintings by Megan Blaire McCurdy, Grecia Baltazar and E.V. Matheu all demand attention.

Unique sculptures decorated the gallery floor. Sculptors Irina Dessaint and Stephen Robideux set themselves apart with their work: from the “Wilted Rose” and “Hand-Heart-Tree” by Dessaint to the untitled unusually shaped clay work with acrylic paint by Robideux.

Also noteworthy is a sketch in a journal done by Nicole Petrou titled “Eyes.” Petrou was able to not only sketch numerous different eye styles, but was able to capture emotion and feeling in each set of eyes, each revealing a different sentiment that can only be appreciated when witnessed in person.

The annual show once again proved the talent of the artists that attend Glendale College.
To get a glimpse of the artwork, drop by the art gallery between noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The show runs through June 3. For more information visit Admission is free for everyone.