Marks Art Center will host a student exhibition

Reception of the public to attend the exhibition and reception for students and alumni of the College of the Desert at the Marks Art Center

College of the Desert will hold a student and alumni exhibition known as Emergence which will be on view from November 10 to December 8 at the Marks Art Center.

There will also be an artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 10. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided. Live painting demonstrations will be provided by Zachary Fleming Boyles and graffiti artist Joshua Cota.

Emergence reflects, represents and celebrates Zoom’s journey to physical classrooms and collectives of being together again. He revels in the return to on-campus art studios, in-person reviews, live performances, and exhibits.

“This exhibit offers students, alumni and the public a form of catharsis as we acknowledge what has happened and celebrate a return to normalcy,” said Dr. Sara Butler, Acting Vice President of the education. “In addition to returning to ‘normal’, these works of art remind us that we can once again do life together, just as artists in our community of students and alumni can once again do art with others.”

Marks Art Center will host a student exhibitionStudent artwork features a variety of media and themes, but what they have in common is that they were all created within the past year. On a conscious and subconscious level, these artworks show the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to work by current COD students, the Marks Art Center will feature artwork by several College of the Desert alumni. These artists include Nancy Ocegueda, Angel Prudencio, Sheila Roman, Lazaro Sanchez, Laia Torres and Eduardo Valadez.

To support Emergence, the College of the Desert Foundation will present two students with a $250 scholarship at the opening reception.

The Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts (MAC) is a nonprofit institution that supports arts education and enriches the cultural life of our students, faculty, and community. The MAC is located at 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and by appointment.

For more information, please contact the Marks Art Center at (760) 776-7278 or visit them on Instagram @marksartcenter.

Image Sources

  • Faces: COD
  • Exhibition Artwork: COD