May 22, 2010

Nate Jones Sculpture Exhibit

Artist Nate Jones will exhibit his “industrial abstract” sculpture on the campus of Marymount College until May 22 2010.  This exhibit, titledCustomers, is open to the public and may be viewed during daylight hours on the college’s lawn areas.  Marymount College is located at 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Jones creates his sculptures from tire shavings. He is employed by a retail tire store. “The work that I call ‘industrial abstract’ began as an experiment with the materials I use every day at the shop,” says Jones. “Although the work will remind you of abstract expressionism, my ‘painterly gestures’ are not spontaneous.  My work is intentional and carefully directed.” His exhibit, Customers was inspired by tire customers.

“I created this exhibit from my experiences with different types of people.  I found a growing desire to represent the tire customer visually in some way, says Jones. “So, to create their portraits, I use the very material for which they come to the shop in the first place – tires.”

Jones has a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach and studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy.

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May 01, 2010

Marymount Community Freshens Up Elementary School Library

On May 1, Marymount College students spent the day at the 93rd Street Elementary School in south central Los Angeles helping to renew a school library. The service day included painting murals to brighten the library and the donation of 2,090 books collected by Marymount students.
“Our students heard how the 93rd Street Elementary School  didn’t have money to refresh the school library’s book collection for their budding readers.  New and replacement books hadn’t been available in more than 10 years” says Melanie Sellar, a Marymount College librarian  and the service project’s leader.
“Many of our students went to great lengths to visit used book stores and thrift stores, and to raid family and friends’ closets. For many of them, it became very personal as they recalled their favorite books as children and tried to imagine life without those stories, “ says Sellar.
This project is one of many community service projects that Marymount students, staff and faculty contribute time and resources to serve others.

view the entire Service Day photo album