March 1 – April 6
First Friday Opening Reception March 1, 6:30-9pm

The future of the arts is in the hands of the youth. Their vitality, spirit, and passion reminds us that mystery and discovery are the guiding forces behind the creative process.

Colorado Mesa University has a strong Art and Design Department where students engage in critical thinking and experimentation while pursuing a degree in the arts. Guided by a talented and hard-working group of professors, instructors, and mentors, students will showcase their works in this juried exhibition. A wide range of mediums will be represented including ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design and mixed media.

To have work selected in any juried exhibition is an accomplishment in itself, and, for many students, this will be their first time exhibiting. The Art Center is thrilled to have such a strong connection with the University’s staff and students. Our relationship with CMU continues to strengthen our organization and helps create a fusion that results in a thriving Western Colorado Art Community.
The juror for this Exhibition is Alexia Kutzner. Kutzner is a Marriage & Family Therapist and Board- Certified Art Therapist, with a focus on psychodynamic theory. Kutzner lives in Long Beach, California, where she works to enhance the vitality of life for her patients through the expressive nurturing qualities that creating artworks can provide.

Image: Kelly Hittle, Tea Set I