Juan Miguel Santiago, Juror
Exhibition Dates: November 16 – December 20, 2019
Member and Exhibiting Artist Preview: Thursday, November 14, 6:00-7:00 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16, 6:00-8:00 pm
Free Family Art Day: December 8, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Artwork by Christos Palios.
This exhibition will coincide with seasonal gatherings around tables, offering an exploration of sculptural and functional tableware as contemporary carriers of narrative and story – central elements in human gatherings.
Juan M. Santiago’s art practice explores the narrative of human experience using traditional and non-traditional methods in clay and other mediums. He has taught at Sonoma State University, Diablo Valley College, Chabot College, and California College of the Arts. He is currently a professor at Southern Oregon University. Juan holds an MFA from Alfred University, and a BFA with high distinction from California College of the Arts and Crafts; he has apprenticed with Peter Voulkos, Jim Melchert, Arthur Gonzalez, and John Toki. Mr. Santiago has lectured in Thailand and China.
About Arts Benicia: Arts Benicia is a community-based non-profit offering diverse and relevant exhibitions in its gallery and at other exhibition venues in Benicia; engaging public programs; creative workshops for adults; and inspiring youth arts educational programming. Located in the Historic Benicia Arsenal, Arts Benicia has been a vital part of the California Bay Area regional art scene for over 31 years, supporting artistic development and enriching the larger community.
Gallery Location: Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler Street, Suite 114, Benicia, CA 94510