Graduating art majors display work at CLU
Show includes photos, paintings, drawings, ceramics

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - The annual spring art exhibit showcasing the work of graduating art majors at California Lutheran University will run from April 25 through May 18 in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art.

An opening reception for “Senior Art Exhibit 2014” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, and an artists’ talk will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, May 2.

Sally Gilles from Montrose is exhibiting her portrait, sports and concert photography.

Deanna Hernandez, an Oxnard resident who also majored in psychology and plans to become a therapist, is showing watercolors inspired by horror and fantasy makeup.

Kelli Miller of Valencia, who minored in business and plans to work in commercial art, will exhibit abstract landscapes created on the computer.

Harold Muliadi of Thousand Oaks works with graphite and charcoal drawing and oil painting as well as digital painting in Photoshop.

San Jose resident Alexandra Nadell, a dancer who finds art in movement, works with digital media emphasizing character design and story development.

Rebekah Peterson, a Juneau, Alaska, resident who is also majoring in mathematics, is exhibiting wheel-thrown and hand-altered ceramics.

Allison Rapp of Palmdale has created oil paintings that focus on gender and how the genders have been portrayed in historical art pieces.

Carlie Schaler of Lakewood, Wash., finds inspiration for her drawings in organic forms found in nature and the intricacy of lines.

Stacy Stearns of Granada Hills works with traditional media such as watercolor and graphite as well as Photoshop and Illustrator.

Nicole Valentine, a Walnut Creek resident who will pursue a master’s degree in art at Studio Escalier in France, painted subjects with animalistic traits in oils.

The Ann Peppers Foundation Arts Education Series, CLU’s Art Department and the William Rolland Gallery are sponsoring the free exhibit and events.

The gallery is located at 160 Overton Court in William Rolland Stadium north of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment. For more information, contact Rachel Schmid at 805-493-3697 or or visit