Exploring the cutting edge work of both emerging and established artists is just as easy as visiting your local campus. Both universities and community colleges feature galleries on campus that host a variety of works and exhibitions.
In Southern California, Chapman University’s Guggenheim Gallery features contemporary art created by students, professional artists and organizations within the surrounding community, including the Orange Unified School District, the Orange Art Association, So. Cal. Artists, and the Orange PTA. The gallery was established to “provide a framework for an interchange between artists, scholars, students and the community at large,” according to their mission statement. Per the gallery’s website, admission is “always free” and the hours are Monday – Friday, 12 – 5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., which provides plenty of opportunity for viewing. For more information about Chapman’s Guggenheim Gallery and its upcoming exhibits, visit http://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/art/gallery/
Chapman’s gallery has also collaborated with Cal State Fullerton to create the “Confronting Nature: Silenced Voices” exhibit. On a related note, CSUF’s Begovich Gallery is currently hosting work generated by faculty from the Visual Arts Department. For more information about the show, visit https://www.fullerton.edu/arts/art/Begovich_current/Exhibit%20Detail_Fac2015.html