Cuesta College’s Harold J Miossi Art Gallery is set to present Chromotose, an exhibition of drawings on paper by Santa Barbara-based artist Eric Beltz. The exhibit runs from September 30 to October 28, with an opening reception on September 30 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Beltz will discuss his work during an Artist Talk at 5:30 p.m.

The exhibit will showcase Beltz’s drawings made using graphite pencil on Bristol board. “His drawings are intensely-detailed with form, text, pattern, and a stunningly-rich grayscale that transcends the limits of the media,” said Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery Coordinator Emma Saperstein. “Working as a visual essayist and poet, Beltz explores and combines a range of topics: origin myths, American history, ethnobotany, ancient religions, and taboo symbolism. We are so excited to bring Beltz and his culturally fascinating artwork to Cuesta College.”

Beltz’s art has been included in various solo and group art shows across the U.S., and is featured permanently in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (CA), the Nerman Museum (KS), and the Progressive Collection (OH). His work has appeared in Juxtapoz Magazine, Art in America Magazine, American Artist Magazine, and more. Beltz resides and works in Santa Barbara where he teaches drawing at UC Santa Barbara.

The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery is located in room 7170, on the San Luis Obispo campus of Cuesta College. It is open Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call (805) 546-3202.