Student talent from across the campus will be on display for two weeks in Orange Coast College's "Mass Appeal 2019 Juried Student Exhibition" at the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion from May 2–16. "Mass Appeal 2019" showcases various artistic media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and fashion. A public reception will take place on Thursday, May 2, from 5–7 p.m. with awards announced during this time. Admission for the event is free and includes food and drinks.
"The uniqueness of 'Mass Appeal 2019' is that it's open to the entire Orange Coast College campus, not just to students majoring in art. It's a very democratic process that also represents the abundance of artistic inspiration among OCC's students," says Tyler Stallings, director of the Doyle Arts Pavilion.
This year's "Mass Appeal 2019" will be in The Doyle's Main Gallery, and will be juried by noted artist and Cal State Fullerton art professor, Rebecca Campbell.
Campbell — who shows regularly at the prestigious L.A. Louver Gallery in Los Angeles — will select work to be included in the exhibition and chose three top pieces that will receive OCC Foundation Scholarship cash awards of $500 (First Place), $400 (Second Place), and $300 (Third Place).
Concurrent with "Mass Appeal 2019" is an exhibition in the Project Gallery organized by the Orange Coast Review that will run from April 25 until May 16. Since its rebirth in 2005, the critically acclaimed Orange Coast Review has provided a welcoming home for established and emerging writers and artists. Each issue is an eclectic convergence of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, dramatic scenes, interviews and a wide array of images — paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, pen & ink, and installations — representing a portable salon in celebration of creative diversity.
Published annually, the release of each volume of the Orange Coast Review coincides with a gallery exhibition featuring the work of featured artists. This year, the journal exclusively features writing from current and recent OCC students, along with art by both students and faculty.
The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion focuses on contemporary visual culture and creates dynamic programming that inspires interaction and dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and local and international communities. Designed by architect Steven Ehrlich, The Doyle features a Main Gallery and Project Gallery.
Admission is free at The Doyle. Spring 2019 hours for "Mass Appeal 2019 Juried Student Exhibition" are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and First Saturdays, noon until 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Fridays and school holidays.
The Doyle is located next to OCC's Parking Lot D9, off Merrimac Way, building 180, between Starbucks and the Art Center classrooms. For additional information, call (714) 432-5738, or visit The Doyle website http://orangecoastcollege.edu/DoyleArts. A map of Orange Coast College is available at www.orangecoastcollege.edu