Valley Grown: Jody Sears Barbuta, Alexander Cheves & John Karl Claes

Exhibition Website

Feb 1 2017 - Mar 26 2017

In an ongoing series of annual exhibitions the Carnegie Arts Center has featured the work of distinguished artists from the Central Valley. These shows have explored the works of individual artists late in their careers, highlighting their creativity and talent that has reached well beyond this region. 

In 2017 we turn our attention to a younger generation of artists, and specifically those whose careers have a starting point in Stanislaus County. For this exhibition the Gallery Committee has selected three artists with roots in the Central Valley – all made their mark first while students at California State University, Stanislaus; all have gone on to have impressive professional careers. 

These artists create works that are highly personal. However, each continues to explore elements that may be seen as part of their Central Valley experience – the agricultural landscape, an interest in our changing environment, a “small town” or rural American theme.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Jody Sears Barbuta
  • Alexander Cheves
  • John Karl Claes

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