The Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center will feature a new exhibit, “The Rhapsody of Always-Is,” by local artist Karen S. Kauffman from Jan. 8 to Feb. 28. There will be receptions with the artist on Jan. 10 and Feb. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of the Second Saturday Artist Reception.
Curated by George Cuttress, the exhibit is an examination of the evolution in Kauffman's paintings over the past five years.
“Kauffman works impulsively and is motivated by shapes or colors emitting from her mind,” Cuttress says.
Kauffman's paintings reflect her childhood experiences. Her work has been exhibited in the Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic. It is also recognized regionally with exhibitions in Las Vegas and Santa Monica.
Kauffman has received numerous awards for contemporary paintings, and some of her work is part of the Riverside Art Museum's permanent collection.
During winter quarter, the Downtown Center gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Exhibits are open to the public and are free of charge.
The Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center is located at 300 W. Second St. in Pomona. For more information, call (909) 469-0080 or visit www.class.cpp.edu/Organizations/downtowncenter/.