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"Mister president tear down this wall" by Gabriel Gaytan.
Artwork by students and locals is being showcased at the EPCC Administrative Service Center Foyer as part of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at the college.
The exhibition has been up since September and will remain there until Oct. 15.
“Students produce art that’s a reflection of Hispanic heritage,” said Michael J. Thornton, EPCC art instructor who is in charge of the art exhibition.
“With the exhibition, people are going to see how students reflect on their culture and what influences them about their culture.”
It has paintings, drawings and sculptures of various kinds.
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Student artwork on acrylic paint.
Thornton said that the
annual student exhibition from EPCC students coincides with the work of local Chicano artist Gabriel Gaytan.
The art exhibition is free of charge and is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We generally try to have a lot of EPCC students to participate, most of the students are my students,” Thornton said.
“The exhibition has a mixture of famous artists that influence a lot of the students and historical events in Hispanic history that affected the students so they produce art to reflect that.”
According to Thornton, not only is this a great opportunity to see how students are influenced by their culture, but this is also to for everyone to see the quality of work that EPCC students are producing and to see what is going on in the art department.