Campus exhibit showcases CLU faculty art

Photographs, paintings and dioramas on display

"Flow" by Janet Neuwalder is one of the works in the exhibit.

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Aug. 22, 2013) An exhibit of works by California Lutheran University’s art faculty is kicking off the fall season at the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture.

Watercolor and oil paintings, drawings, dioramas, photographs and prints are on display through Oct. 4. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.

There are eight featured artists. Michael Lynn Adams, a contemporary realist painter from Woodland Hills, was nominated in 2012 by art magazine editors to participate in the prestigious “Artists for the New Century” exhibition in Vermont.

Barry Burns of Westlake Village is passionate about painting and sculpture, specializes in medical illustrations and photo animation, and creates dioramas, large non-objective abstracts and highly detailed photo-real paintings.

Kristi Colell, a printmaker from Camarillo, has taught in Florence, Italy, and traveled throughout the United States, China and Europe seeking new vistas and panoramas.

Janet Neuwalder, a sculptor and installation artist from Ventura, specializes in clay and ceramic processes. Her wall installations are often assembled from hundreds of fragments that seem to float on the wall.

Michael Pearce, curator of the gallery, is an oil painter and installation designer from Thousand Oaks whose works are in many collections including those of Andrew Getty, Snoop Dogg and The Casey Werner Company.

Tony Pro of Thousand Oaks works almost exclusively in oils and specializes in portraits, landscapes and still lifes, using as much natural light as possible rather than copying from photos.

Terry Spehar-Fahey, a watercolor painter from Moorpark, teaches drawing, watercolor and a course titled Art and Psychology. She seeks to inspire her students with the joy of making art that reflects their unique selves.

Brian Stethem, a fine art photographer from Fillmore, has traveled throughout the world documenting diverse places through the lens of his camera. For this show, however, he is featuring a series of photographs of the areas burned in the Springs Fire.

CLU’s Art Department is sponsoring the free exhibit. The gallery is located in the Soiland Humanities Center on the south side of Memorial Parkway on the Thousand Oaks campus. It is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit or call Michael Pearce at 805-444-7716.