Tour of art exhibit offered in Italian

Cal Lutheran show features variety of works by alumni

Sculptures by Shelly Ann Moore of Thousand Oaks are featured in the exhibit.

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Oct. 27, 2014) The public is invited to take a free tour of a California Lutheran University art exhibit in Italian from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Brittany Corbucci, an Italian instructor at Pepperdine University, will guide visitors through “Coming Home: Alumni Art Exhibit” in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art on the Thousand Oaks campus. It is part of a series of foreign-language tours of the gallery. Corbucci is the adviser for Pepperdine’s Cultural Italian American Organization (C.I.A.O.), which promotes the study of Italian language, heritage and culture.

The exhibit of art by Cal Lutheran alumni was curated in honor of the 50th reunion of the first two graduating classes. It will be on display through Thursday, Jan. 8.

The show features paintings, ceramics, photography, graphic art, fused and stained glass, sculpture, mixed media, block prints and drawings by alumni who graduated between 1965 and 2009. The exhibitors include professional artists whose works have been shown in museums, galleries and private collections throughout the world as well as alumni who paint in their spare time. The featured artists from Ventura County are Ben Hengst, Timothy C. Hengst, Carol Heyer, Catherine Ferguson Miller, Shelly Ann Moore, Andrea Pappas and Aihua Zhou. Others from California are Michael Lynn Adams of Woodland Hills, Samantha Fried of Calabasas, Craig Fulladosa of Palmdale, James Huchthausen of Cambria, Margaret Knight of Tustin, John Gilbert Luebtow of Chatsworth, Lisa Lindberg-Van Nortwick of Rolling Hills, Glen P. Tarnowski of San Clemente and the Rev. Gregory Uthus of Pasadena. Out-of-state contributors are Christopher Marshall of Brooklyn, Paul Neuhaus of Minneapolis and Carol Virak of Washington.

A giant, winding, interactive tunnel sculpture by Grant Toland of Ventura will be installed outdoors from Nov. 10 through Dec. 12.

The exhibit is dedicated to the memory of the late Jerald “Jerry” Slattum, who was a devoted art professor from 1962 through 2004. One of his self-portraits is on display.

Rachel T. Schmid curated the free exhibit. University Advancement, Alumni and Parent Relations, and the Ann Peppers Foundation Arts Education Series are the sponsors.

The gallery is located in William Rolland Stadium on the north side of Olsen Road between Campus Drive and Mountclef Boulevard. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 805-493-3697 or email