Mission Viejo, CA – The Saddleback College Art Gallery is pleased to present “Metal Extinction” Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World on September 8th through October 2nd in the Saddleback College Art Gallery. The Metal Arts Society of Southern California (MASSC) is honored to present its premier national juried exhibition which was open to those working in the field of Jewelry, Metalsmithing, and Enameling. Over 50 original works will be displayed and many will be for sale to the public. The distinguished panel of jurors includes David Freda, Barbara Hendricks, and Marne Ryan. MASSC…” challenged the artists to honor and commemorate extinct and endangered species in works of metal that show mastery in technique to the beauty and grace of the vanishing natural world.” Concurrently featured will be the award winners from a jewelry competition highlighting works done by students of the Saddleback College jewelry and the Emeritus classes. For further information the Metal Arts Society of Southern California, please visit www.massconline.com.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday noon to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, noon to 8:00 p.m. The Gallery will also be open Saturday, September 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. An Artists’ Reception will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit. Free parking is available in Lot 12 only the night of the artists’ reception on September 13th. Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the third left to “Theatre Circle,” turning right into Lot 12.
Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community. Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals. For more information, please visit www.saddleback.edu and for Fine Arts information, please visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.