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By Gloria Saldivar

“Then and Now, Here and There.” This is what the faculty here in Taft College are striving to get across as the message to art lovers visiting their current exhibit. The faculty exhibit demonstrates different progressions of traditional art coming in contact with new medias.

Four professors took part in the exhibit: Professors Graupman, Rubio, Rosenhauser, and Swenson. Professor Graupman’s work focuses on the progression of photography over a 35 year span on nature’s phenomenal landscapes and scenery. Professor Rubio’s artworks demonstrate the differences between traditional oil and new acrylic paint. The textures and patterns of his artwork prove to be similar to each other yet they still have their differences. Professor Rodenhausers’s art work travels down a different path as she explores the technique of mixed media along with today’s modern technology and how it personally affects the viewer. Last but surely not least, Prosessor Swenson’s art work explores her personal fascination with the Orient and traditional Asian artists.

The last art exhibit of the school year before summer comes into session is a sight to see. Faculty’s artwork is absolutely extraordinary, and their message “Then and Now, Here and There” is like the cherry on top.