William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Coming Home

An Exhibition of Alumni Art

Oct. 16, 2014 – Jan. 8, 2015

The pioneering Cal Lutheran graduating classes of 1964 and 1965 will come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college's first commencement. In honor of this milestone, the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of alumni artwork, opening just in time for Homecoming and Family Weekend. Decades worth of art in a variety of media will be on display, including oil, acrylic, bronze, ceramic, digital, drawings, wood block print, and glass work.

Artists featured include:

Michael Lynn Adams ‘72
Samantha Fried ‘06
Craig Fulladosa ‘79
Ben Hengst ‘07
Timothy C. Hengst ‘72
Carol Heyer ‘73
James Huchthausen ‘65
Margaret Knight ‘98
John Gilbert Luebtow ‘67
Shelly Ann Moore ‘06
Paul Neuhaus ‘83
Lisa Lindberg-Van Nortwick ‘83
Andrea Pappas ‘05
Glen P. Tarnowski ‘83
Grant Toland ‘06
Rev. Gregory Uthus ‘75
Carol Virak ‘66
Aihua Zhou ‘09

This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Jerry Slattum.

Coming Home was generously sponsored by the Ann Peppers Foundation Arts Education Series and the Cal Lutheran University Office of Advancement.

Image: Timothy Hengst, Reflected Trees, digital print collage, 30 x 20 inches, 2005. Courtesy of the Artist.

Holiday Schedule: The exhibition will be closed during observance of Cal Lutheran holidays, including Nov. 27-29, 2014 for Thanksgiving, and Dec. 24, 2014-Jan. 2, 2015 for Winter Break.

Special Programming

Opening Reception

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 | 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Foreign Language Tours of the Gallery

Italian: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Spanish: Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.

Guest Writer Series: Heather Winterer Poetry Reading

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 | 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Future Exhibitions

Chinese Figurative Realism in the 21st-Century
January 22-April 9, 2015
Guest curated by Aihua Zhou, MFA

Ruminations: Senior Art Exhibit 2015
April 23-May 16, 2015

About the Gallery

The William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, located adjacent to the William Rolland Stadium, opened in October 2011 with an exhibit of bronze statuary and paintings from the collection of William Rolland. Since then the gallery has held many exhibits including: Western Salon featuring sculptures and paintings from the Bob Eubanks and William Rolland Collections; Resonating Images I 1900-1950 featuring representational masterpiece paintings, drawings and prints from the first half of the 20th century; and Resonating Images II, exhibiting representational works by modern and contemporary masters including Chuck Close, Fernando Botero, and Picasso. Exhibitions rotate approximately 4-5 times a year.

The Gallery also hosts a parallel educational series of events. The specific events vary by exhibition, but typically include foreign language tours and lectures by professionals in the visual arts. Curator- or volunteer-led tours are available for free; we request that you make reservations beforehand.

For-credit, paid, and unpaid internships are available. These internships give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in a university museum-standards gallery setting.

For information about the gallery's exhibitions, tours, or internships please call (805) 493-3697 or email rollandgallery@callutheran.edu

About the Collector

Rolland started as a collector in the mid-1950s, buying a 500 pound bronze sculpture of a boy on an electrical generator by turn-of-the-century German sculptor Hugo Kaufmann, a tribute to Germany's power industry.

In addition to bronzes – including some large, muscular sculptures from the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor – the collection has Murano glass, oil and watercolor paintings, winning Indianapolis racing cars from three eras, and other high-performance cars. Additional curiosities include a letter penned by Mark Twain.

The gallery retains only a small part of the collection, which Rolland and his wife Kay Green are still assembling. He intends to donate it to Cal Lutheran over time.

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