Exhibit features treasures

By From page B8 | August 31, 2012

For more than 60 years, Sacramento State’s art department has collected works of art, storing them in various places around campus.

Now some of the artistic treasures from that cache are being brought into the light with, “Lost and Found: Selections from Sac State’s Art Collection,” in Kadema Hall’s Else Gallery.

The collection includes limited edition lithographs by luminaries such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella and Rufino Tamayo.

Other sculptures, paintings, drawings and prints are by regional masters and familiar Sac State names such as Robert Else, Ruth Rippon, Robert Arneson, Irving Marcus and Jack Ogden.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 27. Gallery hours are noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

“The works on view have been selected to give viewers insight into more than half a century of art history in the Sacramento region,” said exhibit curator and Art History Professor Elaine O’Brien.

A number of events are being held in conjunction with the exhibit.

O’Brien will lead a panel of former art department chairs to discuss the history of the exhibit 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Mariposa Hall 1000.

Documentary filmmaker Laurence Campling will present a lecture with video and images about the Candy Store Gallery in Folsom, where Sac State and UCD artists exhibited their works in the late 1960s and formed a community around what became known as “Funk Art.” Campling’s presentation will take place 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Mariposa 1000.

For more information call the art department at 916-278-6166.

Sacramento State

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