College of the Desert is pleased to announce the Annual Student Scholarship Exhibition starting May 2 through
May 24 at the Marks Art Center. There will be an artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday,
May 9. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Ocho Ojos.
Students majoring in Art, or Digital Design and Production (Graphic Design) are eligible
for scholarships made possible by the Dumont Foundation, as well as Nancy H. Bacon,
Ruth Stark, and Joyce Norton. This year, 15 students received scholarships: Astrid
Acero, Arturo Aguilar, Delilah Avena, Chloe Bahr, Melissa Enriquez-Gonzalez, William
Fike, Mai Kemmotsu, Elisha Kolp, Francisco Lemus, Jose Lopez, Lalaine Ramirez, Isel
Salazar, Israel Valdez, Abel Venegas and Leah Woodfield. Much of the students’ artwork
is also for sale, thus providing an excellent opportunity to support students while
acquiring original art.
In addition to work by COD students, the Marks Art Center will showcase artwork by
students from the Palm Springs Unified School District, in collaboration with S.C.R.A.P.
Gallery, an exhibition titled "Sign of the Times."
The Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts (MAC) is a nonprofit facility that supports
arts education and enriches the cultural life of our students, faculty and community.
The MAC is at 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert. The gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Thursday, and by appointment.
For more information, please contact the Marks Art Center at (760) 776-7278 or go
to our Facebook page @marksartcenterCOD or Instagram @marksartcenter.