“Images of Menlo” Exhibit Opens

Susan Elwart Hall, “We are family…” 2011, oil on canvas.

October 17, 2011 

The third annual “Images of Menlo” Art Exhibit opens today, showcasing the talents and diversity of Menlo College students and local artists. The show, currently on display in the Administration Building, includes more than 30 oil and acrylic paintings of the Menlo campus, created by participants during a plein air art event last month.

“It is a wonderful tradition, which allows us to connect with a larger public and bring local community to Menlo, celebrating the visual beauty of the campus,” said Linda Smith, Associate Dean of Library Services and member of Menlo’s Art Committee.

While professional artists were not restricted by any rules, students had a more difficult task: not to use any colors that the objects were.

“This was my way of shaking them. There are a lot of interesting inventions that wouldn't have happened otherwise,” said Michael Pauker, Adjunct Professor of Art. “I was pleasantly surprised that they took this concept even further down the road.”

The art exhibit is free and open to the public until Friday, January 13. A reception for the exhibit will take place on Thursday, November 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.

See photos of the artwork and artists: Images of Menlo 2011