Painting Guild invites CSUN community to opening reception

Janet Solval, 22, senior art major, viewed the different types of art during the CSUN Painting Guild's "Meet the Guild" gallery show at the West Gallery room on Wednesday. Solval said she was interested to see the contrast between the abstract and literal paintings at the show. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp / Daily Sundial
Janet Solval, 22, senior art major, viewed the different types of art during the CSUN Painting Guild’s “Meet the Guild” gallery show at the West Gallery room on Wednesday. Solval said she was interested to see the contrast between the abstract and literal paintings at the show. Photo credit: Trevor Stamp / Daily Sundial

CSUN’s Painting Guild introduced its new exhibit at “Meet The Guild”, an opening reception, Wednesday evening in the Art & Design Center.The exhibit features 22 art pieces judged by the officers of the guild, ranging from paintings to sculptures.

“We traditionally accept all disciplines of artwork ranging from sculpture, photography, printmaking, graphic design, illustration, performance, and of course painting,” said Ashley Mistriel, president and judge of the Painting Guild.

The Guild is an academic club that allows to students to express themselves while developing professional skills. All students are encouraged to join the CSUN Painting Guild no matter their major.

Albert Dominguez, freshman undecided major, attended the opening of the guild because he had gone to a meeting of the Guild before and enjoyed all the people.

“I was really eager to get into the art community here at CSUN,” Dominguez said. “I’ve always been into the arts…without (art) life would be boring.”

The artists who had their art displayed at the exhibit also came to check out the reception, and some were found taking photos proudly next to their art.

Emma Wolgast, freshman CTVA major, decided to join Dominguez to the exhibit because of the possibility of meeting new people and seeing the art.

“Without it, there would be significantly less color and life would be boring,” Wolgast said. “If there was no art, there would be no expression. Without expression, we would be ticking time bombs.”

The “Meet The Guild” exhibition is the third one of its kind that has been put on by the guild as an “introduction of our member’s work to the CSUN community,” said Mistriel. All the art shown has the opportunity to be chosen on display in the Art Advisement office.

The Exhibition will be continue until Oct. 10 in the West Gallery located in the Art & Design Center. It’s open Mon.-Sat. 12-4 pm and Thurs. 12-8 pm.