Crafton Hills College’s Gallery Exhibit Focuses on Student Artwork
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Publish Date: April 26, 2023

 CHC Art Students in Gallery

Photo: CHC Art Students in Gallery

Zachary Swing says he was never the “sporty type” growing up, but rather discovered later an appreciation for art that allowed his creativity to come to life.

Swing, along with dozens of other Crafton Hills College art students, invited their friends and family to view what they’ve been up to this semester during a reception for the Spring 2023 Student Art Exhibition, held Wednesday, April 26.

Around 300 pieces were on display from various mediums, including drawing, sculpture, painting and 3-D design. The reception showcased  students’ interpretation of certain prompts given as part of an art class, said organizers.

Among the pieces displayed was Swing’s 3-D design of a sharpie box that he somewhat modeled after a dinosaur-like creature using only geometric shapes such as triangles and circles. He said the process took a lot of time and the exhibit serves as the “culmination of all of our creations … this semester.”

“We have, of course, other things on the side we can create,” the 24-year-old Redlands resident continued, “but these are our assignments, and [through them] we are able to see … how far we’ve come since the beginning of the semester.”

The Spring 2023 Student Art Exhibition is made possible in part with funding from the Crafton Hills College Foundation. To learn more about the exhibit or the Galley, go to craftonhills.edu/art-gallery or call 909-389-3353.