Reese Bullen Gallery – Enjoy a multi-faceted art experience on the subject of Joseph Campbell as part of the exhibition Ten Years Out at Humboldt State University’s Reese Bullen Gallery. Artists Cyrus W Smith and Luke Forsyth host a series of events on the subject of Joseph Campbell, a leading figure in the study of comparative religion. Events include two facilitated discussions, an installation at the HSU main library, and a live music experience at the Arcata Creamery Building.
The project begins with two facilitated conversations hosted by university professors Heather Madar and William Herbrechtsmeier. Both talks will be located at the Reese Bullen Gallery in the Humboldt State University art department. Madar, associate professor of art history, discusses “Depictions of David” at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 18. Herbrechtsmeier, professor of religious studies, discusses “Myth, War, and Peace” at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Presentations are open to the public, and will encourage audience participation.
The public is also invited to visit the Humboldt State University main library for an ongoing installation called “The Joseph Campbell Library Revisited,” in which Joseph Campbell’s personal bibliography will be cross-referenced with the HSU library. Selections will be made available for check-out to HSU library card holders. Installation will be on view in the first floor lobby from Feb. 13 to March 1.
“Four Perspectives on Joseph Campbell” will culminate with a live music experience at the The Arcata Creamery Building, located at 824 L Street. The performance will feature a live performance by The Joseph Campbell Discussion Group, an experimental music ensemble from Portland, Oregon. Special Guests will include Medicine Ball of Arcata, CA, Body Builder, a dance and music collaboration from Vancouver, BC, and Sad Vicious, “San Jose’s most hated band.”
About Ten Years Out
In celebration of Humboldt State University’s centennial year, the Reese Bullen Gallery at Humboldt State University invites the community to an exhibition celebrating the return of seven HSU alumni artists and their achievements a decade after graduation.
Ten Years Out features works by Gina Tuzzi, Colleen Sidey Yerian, Cyrus Smith, Wesley Hodges, Taylor Cornejo, Margo Duvall and Ricardo Cisneros, and runs Feb. 13 through March 8, with a free, public reception for the artists on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. Before the reception, from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m., the artists will participate in a question and answer panel to discuss their past ten years as emerging artists and to reflect on their transitions from student to professional artists. The public is invited to attend.
The Reese Bullen Gallery is located on the HSU campus in the Art Building, near the corner of Laurel Drive and B St. in Arcata. The gallery is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday noon to 5 p.m., Thursday noon to 7 p.m., Friday noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact the gallery office at (707) 826-5814.