Chaffey College will reopen its Wignall Museum for the first time in two years for an in-person presentation of “Home Edition”, a diverse collection of paintings, sculptures and other works of art.
The “Home Edition” exhibition opens September 6 and runs through November 12, with an artists’ reception scheduled from 4-7 p.m. on September 27 at the museum.
“Not only are staff and students slowly returning to campus, but so is the community,” said Wignall Principal Rebecca Trawick. “It seemed like a great opportunity to bring together this diverse group of artists and cultural workers.”
When Chaffey closed to the public in March 2020, the Wignall moved all of its events online. The virtual version of “Home Edition” included online lectures and workshops, as well as online art exhibits by students, faculty, alumni and community members.
The community will be able to view various works by 32 artists, including a 90-foot sculptural fiberglass piece by Los Angeles artist Amanda Maciel Antunes titled “I’ve Got Something to Tell You.” Antunes brought the fabric with her on frequent hikes amid the pandemic and embroidered it with various messages atop a mountain.
Texan artist Willie Baronet will present his project “We Are All Homeless”, an installation of cardboard panels that he bought in 24 cities from people experiencing homelessness.
Former Chaffey student Jody Cavalier will present her ‘I want food’ manifesto – a play to illustrate food insecurity.
Various works of art from the faculty will also be exhibited in Home Edition.
The reception will include video screenings, poetry readings, music and appearances from various groups such as Curious Publishing, the Chaffey Review and The Breeze, the college’s student newspaper.
“We’re really excited to be back to a physical show,” Trawick said. “We learned a lot during the pandemic and were happy to be able to take the opportunity and provide virtual content, but it’s very exciting to be back in a physical space.”
The exhibition will be held at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and the Center for the Arts Building A (CAA) on the Rancho Cucamonga campus, 5885 Haven Avenue. The Wignall’s fall hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday or by appointment. Contact [email protected] or (909) 652-6493 to schedule a visit.