'Mentors at Metro' Features Work by Faculty, Students

'Mentors at Metro' Features Work by Faculty, Students
“The Saint” by Art department Chair Babette Mayor will be on display during “Mentors at Metro.”
“Political Spin” by Professor Ray Kampf will also be on display.

Cal Poly Pomona's Art department and the Light Bringer Project have teamed up to showcase work by faculty and students at Metro Gallery in Pasadena from Feb. 17 to March 10.

The exhibit, aptly named “Mentors at Metro,” features work by 16 art and design faculty members alongside work by 16 handpicked students.

“One important goal of the Art department has been to help our students immerse themselves into the world of art and design,” says Babette Mayor, professor and chair of the Art department. “This is an opportunity for us to share our talent while helping students gain valuable insight into a highly rigorous and competitive experience.”

The exhibit marks the first time the Light Bringer Project, which is a nonprofit Pasadena-based cultural arts organization, has partnered with a university art department.

“The Light Bringer Project is very excited about partnering with art educators,” Mayor says. “Our collaboration is important because it will set the standard.”

The Light Bringer Project was founded in 1990 by residents who became interested in the role the arts, architecture and design have played in the growth and development of their community. They soon became a producer of visual, performing and literary arts programs that have highlighted creative voices from all sectors of the community. Partnerships began to unfold in which artists, arts educators and other creative professionals worked in tandem with human service organizations on specific projects and initiatives.

An opening reception for “Mentors at Metro” will be Saturday, Feb. 17, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Art alumni are invited to a special alumni reception beforehand at 6 p.m. For more information, visit: www.cpp.edu/~art/newsevents.html.

The Metro Gallery is located at 64 N. Raymond Ave. in Old Town Pasadena. There are convenient parking structures located on Raymond (just north of Colorado Boulevard) andUnion Street (just east of Fair Oaks Avenue). For more gallery information, visit: www.lightbringerproject.com/.

The exhibit will also be open during Pasadena's ArtNight on Friday, March 9, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For details about this free event, visit: www.artnightpasadena.org/.