‘Southwest Psychedelia’ exhibit opens in Mercer Gallery

One of the works on exhibit in February at GCCC’s Mercer Gallery. The exhibit, “Southwest Psychedelia,” begins with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today and continues through Feb. 23.

The Garden City Community College Fine Arts Department is pleased to present “Southwest Psychedelia” a mixed genre exhibition by Isaac and Shawna Sandoval in Mercer Gallery for the month of February 2018.

For “Southwest Psychedelia,” they integrate the idea of space, family, place, and traditional Mexican, Indian, and cowboy imagery in a mish mash of old, new and psychedelic fun times.

Originally created for the gallery space “Mayeur Projects” in Las Vegas, New Mexico, this will be the first traveling stop for the exhibition.

A reception in conjunction with the First Fridays of Garden City Arts, Patrick Dugan’s and Downtown Vision will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight, Feb. 2. An artist’s workshop and talk will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23 at GCCC.

After receiving their Masters of Fine Arts degrees from Fort Hays State University in 2012, Isaac and Shawna Sandoval have become restaurateurs in historic, Las Vegas, N.M. Beginning with a very successful food truck, they opened the “Giant Skillet” in 2017. Both Shawna and Isaac have continued to make and create spaces in their collaborative work.

Come and visit this unique exhibit in Mercer Gallery from Feb. 2 through Feb. 23.

Admission to the gallery is free to the public.

Mercer Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.  Please contact Brian McCallum brian.mccallum@gcccks.edu, (620) 640-7953 or the GCCC Art Department office (620) 276-9540.