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SMC Offers "An Invitation to Rome" Workshop in January, 2017

Exhibit Opens January 10, Runs to January 28, Features Talk by Exhibition's Curator and Artists January 14

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is pleased to present "An Invitation to Rome." The exhibition will be open to the public from Tuesday, January 10, to Saturday, January 28, with a gallery reception on Saturday, January 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

"An Invitation to Rome" is an exciting exhibition of art created by a selection of Rome Art Workshops participants. The eye-catching show features works by sculptor Brian Booth Craig, figurative painter Sean Cheetham, painter Hollis Dunlap, sculptor David Simon, and painter Marc Trujillo. Curated by Trujillo, the exhibition is literally an invitation to join the artists next summer in Rome.

The exhibition's artists and curator will also discuss the sculptures, paintings, and other creative works on exhibit at a gallery talk on Saturday, January 14, at 5 p.m. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

The Rome Art Workshops were founded in 2012 by Craig and Simon to provide an immersive experience in Rome while studying the "immortal art of the past" and "creating great art for the future." The Workshops – which combine looking at, talking about, and making art with world-renowned artists – feature visits to see important paintings and sculptures, and opportunities to create art on site at various locations in Rome, as well as in the Workshops' Renaissance-era studios.

SMC's Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is located at the SMC Performing Arts Center on Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica. Due to construction in progress, please enter from 11th Street.

Gallery exhibits, receptions, and art lectures and talks are free. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, please call (310) 434-3434.


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