A reception and awards presentation for Cuesta College’s annual Student Art Exhibition is Wednesday, April 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the college Art Gallery, Room 7120, on the San Luis Obispo campus

Jurist Sky Bergman, chairman of Cal Poly’s Department of Art and Design, will give a lecture at 3 p.m. titled “Life and Art in Cuba” about her recent photographic exhibit. Bergman’s photos have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and are included in a number of permanent collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the La Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris.

A variety of art styles will be on display at Cuesta’s gallery. Awards, including Best of Show, will be presented beginning at 5 p.m.

The student show runs Thursday through May 11. Gallery officials hope have the exhibit open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but hours could be sporadic and visitors should call ahead.

For more information, contact Maryann Lacross at 546-3201 or email her at mlacross@cuesta.edu

Released April 16, 2012