February 20, 2009
A partnership between Platt College San Diego, School of Art and Design and the San Diego Public Library has created an opportunity for Latino art students to display their work while beautifying local libraries. At the downtown, Spring Valley and Rolando branch libraries, dozens of vibrant pieces of graphic art and photography were recently displayed and will remain available for public viewing through March.
Among the art students selected to participate in the library are Latinos: Jorge Cervantes, Alejandra Santos, Melina Mendoza and Eduardo Duarte. The art students say they are honored to have their work selected for the exhibit because it allows them to share their artistic vision with the community. “In order for any local art exhibit to truly reflect the spirit and vitality of the San Diego culture, it must prominently display the work of Latino artists,” says chairman, Bob Leiker. “This region was built largely on the vision and work of Latinos, and that is especially true of the art and culture of California.”
Platt College opened its doors in San Diego more than twenty years ago, providing the first computer graphic department in San Diego. Today, the purposefully small art school offers 300 students bachelor of science, associate of applied science and diploma programs in such fields as graphic design, 3D-animation, digital video production and web design and development.