Cuesta-170Fine artist and 1992 Cuesta College Honored Alumni recipient Holly Lane returns to the Central Coast for her first solo art exhibition at the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery, March 2 – 27, with an opening reception on March 6, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. An artist talk with Lane will be held at 6:00 p.m. “Fortuna’s First Assignment and Other Musings” will feature a cross-section of Lane’s works created over the past five years.

“We are so excited to feature the works of a Cuesta College alumna,” said David Prochaska, Cuesta College fine arts instructor. “Holly’s exhibit will showcase a fusing of sculptural frames and pictorial images that include delicate painting, careful wood carving and noble gilding. It’s a throwback to the days of skill and craft that today is often lost in the pursuit of the contemporary.”

Lane, a recent recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Individual Artist Grant (2012-2013), obtained her associates degree in 2D design from Cuesta College in 1982. She moved on to finish her education at San Jose State University where she earned a master of fine arts in painting. After participating in more than 70 group exhibitions and numerous solo exhibitions from New York City to San Francisco, her work is now displayed in more than 80 private collections and a dozen public collections, and sought after nationwide.

In conjunction with Arts Obispo’s Art After Dark, a free shuttle service will be provided during the opening reception, taking participants from the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (1010 Broad Street) to the art gallery every 40 minutes from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery is located in room 7170, on the San Luis Obispo Campus of Cuesta College. It is open Monday-Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery was dedicated in the fall of 2014 after the Cuesta College Foundation received a $250,000 grant from the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust. The donation is specifically used to enhance the role of the Cuesta College Art Gallery in the community. For more information, please call (805) 546-3100, ext. 2753.