The second of three “Founding Faculty” fine art exhibits opens Monday, Sept. 23rd and will feature the works of Barry Frantz. The exhibits are being held this fall in honor of Cuesta College’s 50th anniversary.

Frantz was a Cuesta College professor for more than 30 years, serving as chair of the Fine Arts Department from 1981 through 1996. He retired from teaching in 2001. According to Frantz, he is currently making art that explores formal relationships rather than imagery. Frantz’s art will be on display Sept. 23rd - Oct. 4th with an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 27th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. during which an artist talk will take place at 5:30 p.m. Free parking for the reception will be available in Parking Lot 2.

The third and final exhibit will feature the works of Bob Pelfrey, who became a member of the fine arts faculty in 1972. Like his colleagues, Pelfrey served as division chair as well as faculty senate president. After 31 years of service to Cuesta, he retired in 2003. Pelfrey’s exhibit will take place Oct. 16th – Oct. 29th with an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 18th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The first exhibit featured the works of founding fine art faculty member Chet Amyx.

The exhibits will be displayed in the Cuesta College Art Gallery on the San Luis Obispo campus and will be open Mondays-Fridays from noon to 4 p.m.


Lauren Milbourne / (805) 546-3108 / Lauren_milbourne@cuesta.edu / Posted: 9/19/13