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Art Department to Host Student Exhibition Showcase

Cal State San Marcos is hosting an art exhibition called M.U.S.E. in the lobby of the Arts Building from Dec. 7-15, featuring work from students in the art, media and design department. 

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Dec. 7. The exhibition is open to the public and free of charge. 

Students' work includes drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, video and digital media to capture the theme of M.U.S.E. The “M” represents memory, “U” and “S” stand for unyielding self-reflection, and “E” analyzes endurance. 

M.U.S.E. will showcase an array of creative responses to challenging circumstances we are confronting collectively and individually – ranging from social and environmental issues to personal struggles with mental health. 

"We are excited to once again showcase the work of talented students, many of whom are on the verge of graduation,” said Misael Diaz, associate professor of art, media and design. “Their artworks respond to pressing social, economic and environmental issues that impact their lives in ways that inspire. In this way, the exhibition serves as a much-needed space to reflect and reconnect with ourselves, with others, and with the world around us.” 

For more information about the exhibition, visit the M.U.S.E. website

The art, media and design major offers an engaged, collaborative, experiential and interdisciplinary learning environment where students acquire skills and develop their personal drive toward reaching their creative potential. As part of their studies, students are encouraged to explore concepts and techniques relating to both traditional art forms and digital media. With an emphasis on social and cultural awareness at its core, the degree provides students the opportunity to foster technical skills while building strong conceptual, narrative and research-based practices.