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CBU opens art gallery in downtown Riverside

CBU opens art gallery in downtown Riverside

RIVERSIDE (Dec. 5, 2012)--The College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design at California Baptist University celebrated the opening of its downtown Riverside gallery Nov. 27.

Dr. Ronald Ellis, university president, and Dr. Mark Roberson, dean of the College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design (CAVAD), welcomed about 30 guests, including Riverside Mayor-elect William Bailey. Dr. Mark Wyatt, vice president for Marketing and Communication, offered a prayer of dedication.

“We look forward to the new gallery being a bridge between the university in general and CAVAD in particular, and the thriving arts community of Riverside,” Roberson said. “For the first time, the creative efforts of both CBU students and faculty will be on view to the general public. We hope to express to our community who we are as Christians and as artists and thereby create dialogue about the greater purpose of our creative expressions.”

Located in Suite 101 at 3737 Main Street, the gallery officially opened Oct. 4. However, the November reception marked the formal dedication of the space, Roberson said.

A new exhibit featuring the work of CBU seniors will be on display at the gallery beginning Dec. 5. The gallery is open Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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