CSMA exhibition spotlights faculty art

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Teaching artist Alicia Guckenheimer-Harrell’s “Adopt Don’t Shop” is among the works featured in CSMA’s faculty art exhibition, slated to run through March 22 in Mountain View.

The Community School of Music and Arts is showcasing the work of its teaching artists in an exhibition scheduled to run through March 22 in the Mohr Gallery at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The faculty art exhibition features work by more than 20 artists, all instructors in CSMA’s Art4Schools program, which provides art education to students in grades K-12. The display includes art created in an array of styles and materials, including oil canvases, pixel art, watercolor, jewelry and collage.

“In this exhibition, guests are able to see a different side of our teachers and discover who they are as professional artists,” said Jennifer Mineer, manager of the Art4Schools program. “The sheer breadth of media and artistic approach is incredible – from traditional realism painting to whimsical ceramics, the exhibition shows a truly multidimensional approach to art making.”

She added that faculty members have been part of solo and group exhibitions in Mohr Gallery since 2004 and featured in student and faculty shows in the past, but this is the first official art faculty exhibition.

“I love to see the creative spark that drives the art teachers,” Mineer said. “It is really special to see the origin of their passion for art, and it allows me to gain perspective on their individual teaching style as well.”

Just before the exhibition opened last month, Mineer anticipated that a few hundred people would visit it each week, and the artists hoped the attendees would experience something they would never forget.

“We wanted to share with our community the talent and creativity of our art faculty members,” she said. “We hope to share our appreciation for their skill as artists and provide additional exposure for the artists as well as for the classes that they teach.”

Admission to the exhibition is free and open to all. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call 917-6800 or visit

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