Sierra College Ridley Gallery presents career education student exhibit

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Student projects from Career and Technical Education majors will be exhibited in Ridley Gallery at Sierra College beginning Jan. 23.

The exhibit, “Tech Know,” will highlight recent projects from students majoring in applied art and design, computer information systems, drafting and engineering support, early childhood education, fashion design, mechatronics, metals, photography and technical theater.

These projects cover a range of skills and approaches, from beginning welding projects to advanced graphic designs focused on typography to pre-professional stage craft for theater production. Mechatronics will display student-built robots and fashion design will showcase several student-created garments. Each project demonstrates problem solving, often stressing originality and always requiring craftsmanship.

A new class in photography, Alternative Processes, offered for the first time this fall semester, required that students build their own large-format cameras and create prints using historic processes common in the 19th century. Alternative Process is a major career trend in fine-art photography. Several examples of student cameras and prints will be on display, along with the cameras.

A reception for “Tech Know” will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, where you can meet and talk with the student artists. Ridley Galley is on the first floor of the Library/LR 102, on the Rocklin campus, 5000 Rocklin Road. The exhibit runs from Jan. 23 through Feb. 23. Regular hours for Ridley Gallery are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission to Ridley Gallery is free and open to the public.

There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available at dispensers in the campus parking lot. For more information, call 660-7242 or visit