Lassen Community College Art Faculty Annual Art Exhibit to be showing at Lassen County Arts
Council during the month of March. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. The public is invited to meet the artists and view the exhibition, refreshment will be served. Lassen Community College Art Department offers a diverse program of study in the fine arts including: Painting, drawing, graphic design, 2-D design, 3-D design, digital illustration, digital photography, sculpture, jewelry making and ceramics.
LCC has a state of the art (Surface Studio) 28 inch display pen/touch computer lab and (Fusion 3) large output 3-D printer.
Randy Panfilio has taught a wide variety of classes, which include painting, drawing, life drawing, art appreciation, 3-dimensional design, sculpture and jewelry.
Panfilio was raised in a small artists’ community on California’s Pacific coast where he became
acquainted with artists who inspired and encouraged him to become a painter.
After a stint working in the timber industry, Panfilio finished his undergraduate degree at CSU
Chico with a bachelor’s degree in fine art, studio practice/painting and an MFA in figurative painting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. When he is not teaching classes, his days are filled with working in his studio. Panfilio is a dedicated California painter whose work focuses on the landscape of northern California, and considers himself a regional painter.
Bev Mendoza has taught a variety of classes at LCC including art appreciation, drawing, life drawing, printmaking and painting.
Mendoza’s work is influenced and inspired by her travel experiences and local environment.
World cultures and politics have also served as inspiration for her creative process. Mendoza will be exhibiting water color paintings focusing on the subject matter of migrant workers, most specifically migrant workers of California.
If you live in the state of California you have, most likely, driven by mile after mile of beautiful agricultural land in the large and fertile valleys of California, where migrant workers have planted, cultivated and harvested crops for our culinary delights. The land, crops and migrant workers are the focus of Mendoza’s latest water color paintings.
Deb Anderson teaches ceramics at LCC. Anderson has taught ceramic classes at LCC for many years while maintaining a working ceramic studio, focusing her talents on production pottery as well as teaching.
Anderson has studied with prominent ceramic potters developing style and technique over the years. She is well known for her functional pottery which can be purchased at local crafts fairs.
Lynn Fuller teaches digital photography and geography at LCC.
Fuller has taught part time for Lassen College since the early 1970s. He has been
teaching traditional and digital photography since 2001. Fuller has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in geology from Chico State and the University of Nevada, Reno
respectively. He took his photographic training at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa
Barbara. Fuller’s personal photographic interests are wildlife and landscapes.
Many of his photographs are taken in Lassen and Plumas counties.
Fuller and his wife, Diane, live in Milford, and much of the wildlife is photographed in their backyard. Recently Fuller and Diane have
traveled and camped in remote areas of Nevada to see and photograph that state’s natural and historic settings.
James Kleckner teaches drawing, graphic design, 2-D design, 3-D design and digital illustration.
Kleckner states about his work that the interaction between figures and birds develop various emotions, responses and identity. Gesture, mark-making and washes invade the surface of the paper. Charcoal, ink wash so many variations of each to choose from. Scratch, snarl crackles, smash, and drip echo the room. Music influences every process in making the work. Thoughts
roam the mind. What is valid, bold or engaging mark? What scratches, stains, streaks and
blotches need to be scraped, swiped, erased and pushed back into the distance?
Which variations of mark-making need to come to the forefront? When should the source material vanish and imagination, intuition and happenstance take over?
When do you let go of the hatred of the first marks and discover they and validation of the last?