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Art Exhibit Explores Health and Wellness

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An opening reception and auction for Cal State Fullerton’s Art 4 Health exhibit, “Express Your Health,” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21. The free, yearlong exhibit focuses on the connection between art, health and wellness.

Showcased will be 146 works of art by 59 artists in pencil, oil, acrylic and pastels, as well as digital art, mixed media and photography. There also will be a gallery of 14 artworks created by children from the University’s Children’s Center.


Wednesday, Oct. 21
3-6 p.m.
4 p.m. awards presentation

Exhibit Hours: 
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays except when the campus is closed.


Cal State Fullerton’s Student Health and Counseling Center
(located on the north side of campus)
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831


Recommended parking in the State College Parking Structure, off State College Boulevard at Gymnasium Drive. $8 for a daily permit Monday through Friday. Details available online.


Among the artists for this year’s exhibit:
Rachel Borchard, B.F.A. student of Orange, who submitted “Quiet,” a drawing/painting done on scratch board: “Sometimes it’s easy to forget that one’s mental health is as important as one’s physical health. Around the time I worked on this piece, I was feeling rather depressed, and used this as part of my inspiration.”

James Hollifield, a senior art major from Riverside, submitted a drawing titled “Contemplation.” “Contemplation, inspired through the thoughts of growth, the thoughts of change. A tranquil moment that one can gather thoughts of the future and prepare for the adventures life set you upon. Responsibilities are gained, challenges are present and life can be frightening to many. Contemplation is a message, to have time for one’s self. Think before you act, and embrace life for what it is.”

Brent Foster, associate professor of communications and interim director of Freshman Programs, who writes about his photo “Hands”: “Sometimes we need a reminder that it’s not that bad. This can be a hard pill to swallow, most don’t like to hear, ‘it could be worse.’ My pictures are celebrations of life lived. I hope others might see these pictures and ponder. Look into the human spirit. Live in these moments and feel the story.”


The first Art for Health exhibit was mounted in 2007-08 as part of the university’s 50th anniversary and was designed to increase awareness of the health center’s services and the talents of campus members.

More Info.:

Call 657-278-3946 or email

Media Contacts:   

Laura Rockwell, exhibit curator, Student Health and Counseling Center,         657-278-2821

Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852