American - GWC Gallery show

March 7 – April 6, 2019

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 7, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
in the Fine Art Gallery, Room 108

Huntington Beach, Calif.  The GWC Art Gallery is proud to present a new exhibition that examines our current political climate in the United States of America and how it affects our individual, communal, and national identity. This country is rapidly changing and along with it, the idea of being an American is shifting and splintering into many directions. It’s time to take a closer look at how our collective American identity is changing alongside tumultuous political actions, and what that means to the diverse population of this country today.

This country was founded on acceptance, diversity, and freedom, and those tenets are still at the core of our pride and love for this great nation. Art has evolved alongside personal freedoms in our society, granting individuals access to expression and human rights. Through artwork, we can see and understand our deepest emotions and thoughts, have thoughtful discussions, and constructive growth, all without words.

Through a variety of mediums and expressions, “American” will give us a more in-depth understanding of our current culture, our journeys to become American, our specific political climate right now, and a fresh outlook on our communal American identity. This exhibition will highlight artworks by local Southern California artists Sarah Rafael Garcia, Robbie Conal, Dwora Fried, Jeffrey Gillette, Christian Ramirez, Gomez Bueno, April Bey, Pouya Afshar, Shilla Shakoori, Albert Lopez, and Thinh Nguyen.

***Complimentary parking for the opening reception. No campus reciting that day.***

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or by appointment: (714) 895-8316

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Or by appointment
Contact (714) 895-8316

Gallery Location
GWC Art Gallery
Fine Arts Building, Rm 108
15751 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA
(Best parking on Gothard St., Lot “I”)

The Gallery is located in the Fine Arts building on the first floor building 29


Golden West holds six exhibits which include a Juried Student Art Show in April and May.


Volunteers are needed in the Fine Arts Gallery to greet patrons and answer questions. Contact the Foundation Office at 714-895-8316 for more information.

As a Friend of the Arts at Golden West College, you will enjoy many special benefits including complimentary refreshments at all Theater department plays, invitations to opening night festivities for various Performing and Fine Arts events, guest lectures and demonstrations, and invitations to backstage and costume shop tours.

For just $25, you can join a Friends group, or for $100, you can become a member of all five!

If you have any questions please contact the GWC Foundation 714-895-8316.