Emeritus College Launches New Art Exhibition Series “Inside/Out 1”:

Elle Martin’s “Mountain Sunrise” (2014) tissue paper collage (14 x 10 inches).
Elle Martin’s “Mountain Sunrise” (2014) tissue paper collage (14 x 10 inches).

The Santa Monica College Emeritus Art Gallery will present "Inside/Out 1,” the first in a new series of recurring exhibitions featuring art from inside the Emeritus College community presented alongside art from established outside professionals.

The exhibition will run Jan. 14 – Mar. 2 at the gallery, located on the first floor of Emeritus College, 1227 Second St., in downtown Santa Monica.

 The opening reception is from 5 pm to 6:30 pm on Thursday, Jan. 14. Gallery hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. The exhibit and reception are free. For information, call 310.434.4306.

 ”Inside/Out 1” presents an interdisciplinary and eclectic grouping of works linked through humor, expression, and the Surreal. A special contribution to the exhibition will be a loaned watercolor from the well-known and very significant feminist artist Faith Wilding. Other professional artists in the show include Carla Danes, Ursula Kammer-Fox, and Annetta Kapon. Danes and Kammer-Fox will exhibit very different types of wall-hanging assemblages, while Kapon will contribute a standing sculpture referencing the classic desert island cliché.

Emeritus College students John Alcantara, Donna Brown, and Gloria Markowitz will all exhibit expressive, yet quirky figure and landscape paintings, but with three very different stylistic directions. Student Elle Martin will provide a range of wall works that feature collaging of visual material with brilliant deadpan wit, P.R. Miles will include handmade sculptures on pedestals, and James Wang will show digital photographs.

Emeritus College is SMC’s widely praised program offering more than 120 classes and special programs of interest to older adults.