Teachers’ art on display

What: Art Studio Faculty Exhibition 2017

When: Opens with a reception 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday and runs through Oct. 15

Where: University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park

Admission: Free

Information: 707-664-2295, sonoma.edu/artgallery

Every two years, the Sonoma State University Art Gallery gives its art studio instructors a chance to show they practice what they teach, offering an exhibit of their art work for viewing by both students and the public.

The biennial Art Studio Faculty Exhibition, opening Thursday, Sept. 7, and continuing through mid-October, features the work of 13 art studio faculty members, including eight visiting teachers.

The exhibit also serves an educational purpose, said Michael Schwager, gallery director and art history professor at Sonoma State University.

“The Art Studio Faculty Exhibition is a unique and important opportunity for art lovers in the North Bay region to view the creative work of the Art Department’s studio faculty,” he said.

“It is also an important opportunity for the entire SSU community to view the creative work of the art department’s studio faculty, and especially to reinforce for students the idea that their studio professors are also practicing artists active in the art world,” Schwager added.

The participating artist-instructors are: Emily Davis Adams, painting and drawing; Kurt Kemp, drawing and printmaking; Kate Oltmann, painting and printmaking; Jenny Braun and Nathan Haenlein, printmaking; Clea Felien, painting; Shannon Benine and Billie Stultz, photography; Jeremiah Barber, Jann Nunn and Sasha Petrenko, sculpture; Cathy Lu, ceramics; Gregory Roberts, ceramic scultpure.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. weekends.

You can reach staff writer Dan Taylor at 707-521-5243 or dan.taylor@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @danarts.