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College Student Holiday Art Show

From now through Dec. 10, Columbia College art students are presenting The Holiday Art & Crafts Show in the Rotunda of the Manzanita Building. All works are for sale and the public is invited to come and browse for Christmas gifts ideas.

Among the many pieces of art on display are LuAnn Tillman´s “Chernobyl,” a sparkly glazed bowl filled with mutated fruit, and Joy Rydquist´s “Tulips,” a fetching painting that successfully capitalizes on graded watercolor washes.

Consider Kathy Gregg´s strong mosaic works, especially “Cactus Legs.” This low occasional table combines traditional design in form and whimsy in approach. Then there are Jen Miner´s ceramics and delightful drawings of fantasy.

Special mention should be made of the works of Gereon Rios´ art students, a group that calls itself The Arc. Their pieces exhibit all the inventiveness that epitomizes so-called “outsider art.” Of note is Lisa Newtop´s “Sophie,” a watercolor that shows an intuitive, sure grasp of form and color.

Show exhibitors from San Andreas are Andrea Andre, Tom Burton, Shawnna George, Joel Harper, Faith Miner, Lisa Newtop, Deanna Paden, Karla Schuster, Eileen Shumate, Sonja Williams, Garry Yanez, and Jonathan Zahodne.

Others include Joy Rydquist of Arnold; Jim Leitzell of Coulterville; Kathleen A. Ball of Fiddletown; Jen Miner of Murphys; Kathy Gregg of Toulumne; Angella Thorne of Twain Harte; and LuAnn Tillman of Valley Springs.

The Rotunda is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.