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'Form, Figure, Frame' Exhibit Opens in Mihaylo Hall

Prints of Chagall, Dali and Lichtenstein Part of Six-Month Showcase

May 15, 2013

A large, framed colorful print hanging on a wall.

Salvador Dali's "Lincoln in Dalivision" is among the prints on display.

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"Form, Figure, Frame: Works on Paper From the CSUF Art Collection," opening May 16, is the first exhibition slated for the dean's office of Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. And if Kim Tarantino, associate dean of the college, has her say, it won't be the last. 

"A good business or economics student should also be a well-rounded student and art can play an important part," said Tarantino. "The College of the Arts houses incredible student and faculty talent.

"Mihaylo Hall's aesthetics offer some prime spaces for highlighting our campus talent," Tarantino continued. "With the large numbers of student, faculty and community members that visit our building, it seemed logical to offer exhibition space. In the future, we hope to showcase more of the student work from the College of the Arts."

Curators of the exhibit are graduate assistant Alyssa Cordova and Heather Richards '12 (M.F.A.-art-design) who works in the College of Arts marketing and patron services. Both are members of Sixpack Projects, a collective of six artist/curators.

"Alyssa and I decided to curate from the works on paper in the Cal State Fullerton Art Collection, which includes many well-known artists," said Richards. "We wanted the campus community to know about this extensive, important collection and to be able to view it in an arena not normally known for art exhibitions."

The University Art collection was established in 1973 when G. Ray Kerciu, now professor emeritus of art, began acquiring prints for the University, Richards noted. The collection includes both contemporary and historical prints in a range of printmaking techniques and media.

"Form, Figure, Frame: Works on Paper From the CSUF Art Collection" will continue through Oct. 4 on the third floor of Mihaylo Hall.

By: Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852

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