The UCSB Art Department will soon open its annual Undergraduate Art Exhibition. This year’s show, titled “Appetite for Construction,” boasts an impressive collection of work ranging from two-dimensional prints, paintings and drawings to three-dimensional sculptures, interactive works, performances and multi-media creations.

The show will be open from June 11 to 15, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with a closing reception on Sat. June 16 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., immediately following the Art Department’s graduation ceremony. The show will be located in Art Department’s beautiful, newly renovated building (next to Storke Plaza, overlooking the lagoon) in “the glass box” Gallery 1328 as well as Arts 1330 and Arts 1237.

Each spring, faculty members choose the most excellent art works created by undergrads throughout the year to put on display at the show, and an Art Studio class works together to design, organize and put together the exhibition. The class, led by Elizabeth Folk, has worked hard to create a solid, professional outlet for their peers. All in all, the Undergraduate Art Exhibition offers a great opportunity for students to showcase the fascinating creations they have developed as well as for the UCSB and Santa Barbara communities to see the quality work emerging from the Art Department.

Join the fun on June 16 and enjoy wonderful art work as well as free refreshments and live music. For more information about the artists and “Appetite for Construction,” visit


Graphic courtesy of Kyle Gordon

A version of this article appeared on page 14 of May 30th’s print edition of the Daily Nexus.