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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Student artists honored at Gallery opening

Michael Garcia
Lisset Verdin received 1st place in Photography and also received a Faculty Award at the Awards Ceremony held April 28. Photo credit: Michael Garcia

A major crowd gathered around the Fine Arts patio outside the Art Gallery the night of April 28 to honor award winners and celebrate the opening of the student art gallery.

The art gallery will be open and available to all students until May 15.

The award winners from ceramics, graphic and digital design, 3D modeling and photography all received a check along with their award and a catalogue of the gallery featuring every student artists’ work.

First place photography and faculty award winner, Lisset Verdin said, “I am beyond happy and surprised to win these awards,”

She added that her inspiration comes from, “My family. I see the beauty in life and [I like] finding the beauty in everything.”

For the future, Verdin plans to continue in school and said she will never put down her camera.

Director and Curator for the Art Gallery James MacDevitt, said that there was $5,000 in awards given out that night.

135 pieces are featured in the art gallery in the Fine Arts building.

The jurist for the gallery was Marie Thibeault, a painting professor at California State University Long Beach.

MacDevitt said, “Student works are nominated by selected faculty. If you’re in here its because you’re good.”

A visitor to the gallery that night shared some of his thoughts.

Cesar Rocha, Art Major, said his favorite piece was “Smell of Death” by Yuver Valencia. It is a ink on paper piece that features a large skull that contrasts with a flower on the other side.

Rocha said, “The reflective details of the skull stood out to me since it’s all painted with ink.”

Rocha was there with his friends to check out the student artists’ work.

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Michael Garcia
Michael Garcia, Staff Writer
Spring 2015 Hi I'm Michael. I have been off for two semesters but i decided to come back as a journalism major. I'm interested in technology, hip hop, and video games. I started off as computer science major and even though I love technology I found that programming wasn't for me. I would love to write for a nerd/tech stie in the future. I have a passion for pizza.
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