New Art Gallery at YPAC by Michelle Riggs

Artwork created by Crafton Hills College (CHC) visual arts professor Renée Azenaro and digital media professor Iris Kern-Foster is now on display at the Yucaipa Performing Arts Center Gallery, in its first-ever two-day exhibition. .

Azenaro’s crocheted metal sculptures, a small selection from her ‘Occlusions’ installation, and Iris Kern-Fosters’ digital prints from the ‘Somewhere’ series both approach topics of spatial relationships from different angles.

Yucaipa Performing Arts Center (YPAC) strives to collaborate, create, and cultivate dynamic experiences that enrich and deepen awareness and opportunity in the arts.

Community Services Coordinator Margo Mullen said YPAC was thrilled to feature Azenaro and Kern-Foster.

“YPAC is honored to exhibit the work of two local artists who work with our community in the arts,” said Mullen. “This is YPAC’s first two-man show, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate and work with Azenaro and Kern-Foster, in addition to the entire Crafton Hills College community, what we can do together is truly amazing. ”

The YPAC Gallery is a public space located in the theater lobby.

About the artists:

Azenaro is an artist, curator and educator born in Brooklyn, New York. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Art, Chair of the Department of Fine Arts, and Gallery Curator for the CHC.

Renée received her Masters of Fine Arts from Vermont College, a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts from the City University of New York, and her Associate of Arts in Fine Arts from Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York. Her two-dimensional sculpture and installation work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, the Brand Library, and the Pacific Design Center. Her artistic practice includes installation, sculpture, painting, printmaking, video, photography and mixed media.

Kern-Foster is an artist, designer and Assistant Professor of Digital Media at CHC. Born and raised in Austria, she holds a degree in graphic design, an MFA in digital art and a doctorate in cultural studies. Kern-Fosters’ work has been shown in Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, England, Austria and the United States.

Exhibition dates:

January 31, 2022 – April 23, 2022

Visitors can discover the exhibition during the opening hours of the YPAC ticket office from Wednesday to Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Corina C. Butler