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OCC to Host ‘Saved’ Reception, Reading Feb. 20
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Poet, Photographer Collaborate in Art Center Gallery Show

The Orange Coast College Art Center Gallery will hold an opening reception and reading for “Saved,” an exhibition of photographs and prose poems on Thursday, February 20, in the Art Center from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free.

“Saved” features large color photographs by North Carolina-based artist Jody Servon and prose poems by California-based poet Lorene Delany-Ullman. Servon photographed items that her friends and colleagues saved after the death of a loved one. Delaney-Ulman wrote a prose poem for each piece in the exhibit.

Servon’s art projects include installations, drawings, photographs, sculptures, video and social experiments. She received an MFA in New Genre from The University of Arizona and a BFA in Visual Art from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is an associate professor and director of the Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

Delany-Ullman, a native Californian, received her MFA in English from the University of California, Irvine. As one of the founding committee members of the Casa Romantica Reading Series in San Clemente, Delany-Ullman helped organize and host monthly poetry and fiction readings for six years. She currently teaches composition at University of California, Irvine.

“Saved” will be on display in the Art Center Gallery through March 3. The Art Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and on Saturday, February 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Admission is free. For information please call 714-432-5524 or visit Orange Coast College, School of Photography at

What: “Saved” Opening Reception and Reading
Featuring photographs by Jody Servon
and prose poems by Lorene Delany-Ullman

When: 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 20
Exhibit runs through March 3
Gallery Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs – 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Wed – 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 22 – 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Where: Orange Coast College Art Center Gallery
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa

Admission: Free, Public Invited

Parking: Metered parking/permit dispenser
Lots C & D, Fairview Rd. and Arlington Ave.


Contact: Juan Gutierrez, Director, OCC Public Relations & Marketing
(714) 432-5725

Blade Gillissen, OCC Photography Department
(714) 432-5524

Orange Coast College, founded in 1947, is one of the nation's top transfer schools. With a student population of 22,000, OCC provides exemplary programs leading to Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Science degrees and 145 career programs. The college's 164-acre campus is located in the heart of Costa Mesa. For complete details about OCC, visit