Art on Campus
- LPC Art on Campus Home
- Art On Campus Taskforce
- Art By Medium
- 100 Years
- Folded Circle Ring and L
- Afghan Nomad
- Rubab Player
- Grammy's Garden
- Thousand Cranes
- Fruits of Labor
- Feeling Good
- Wade in the Water
- Tribute to Edmonia Lewis
- Big Storm
- Golden Sunset
- Nature's Mirror
- Photo 07 (Working)
- Photo 02 (Suburbia)
- Photo 06 (Suburbia)
- Persistent Memory
- Not Realized
- The Yellow House
- Eternal Ecstasy
- Mixed Animals
- Red Chair
Art On Campus Task Force
Mission & Values Statement
The Las Positas College Art on Campus Taskforce researches, identifies, and acquires artwork to enhance campus life. We value artwork that:
- Showcases the unique skill and talent of LPC students and campus community through both exhibitions and acquisitions.
- Celebrates the local region through images, themes, and artists of the Bay Area, “fostering a climate of discovery, creativity, personal development, and physical and mental health” as outlined in the LPC Values Statement.
- Demonstrates a fierce commitment to the tenets of equity, anti-racism, diversity, social and environmental justice, and personal expression.
- Engages viewers through different senses, variety of media, and subject matter.
LPC Art On Campus History
- CLPCCD awarded Nike Site Funds in 2007 for each college
- In December 2010 the Art on Campus Program and Committee was established
- Committee did intensive research and work to identify possible locations on campus and determine artwork to purchase
- 2013/2014 – “Essence of Athletic Movement,” and Fletcher Benton sculpture
- Spring 2019 College Council re-started the Art on Campus Taskforce
- Fall 2019 Committee re-convened and mapped out a plan to focus on:
- Local Bay Area artists and student artwork
- Themes to include cultural diversity and nature
- Artwork to engage multiple senses
- Discuss plaques and maintenance for existing pieces
- Large Artwork – something significant, with a mural(s) being the primary focus
- Medium Artwork – sculpture, paintings, photographs
- Small Artwork – “Building Enthusiasm” pieces
- Fall 2020 – Summer 2021
- Addressed the LPC President’s “Call to Action” with a focus on acquiring artwork by local Black and African-American artists.
- Continued goal of commissioning a mural, and selected local San Francisco-based artist Aaron De La Cruz for a piece. Mural project was approved by the Board of Trustees in spring 2021. De La Cruz painted the mural on the South side of the Student Services and Administration Building 1600 in summer 2021, and it quickly became a beloved landmark and point of pride at LPC.
- Fall 2021 – Current
- Taskforce continued to explore artists and artwork from the local region, acquiring photographs, paintings, prints, sculpture, and mixed media work.
- Focused on student artwork as well, acquiring pieces by alumni and current students, as well as commissioning the Thousand Cranes linear sculpture installation in Building 1000 by alum Alexandra Faulkner.
- As the initial Nike Site Funds spend down, the Art on Campus Taskforce begins to put attention to future fundraising efforts in order to sustain the desire to acquire public art for current and new buildings and spaces for years to come.
- Currently working on creating a virtual tour of the Art Collection, with plans to host real life art walks soon.
Elizabeth Wing Brooks