September 9th – November 4th 2016
Reception: Friday, September 9th, 5-7pm
254 E. 4th Street, Chico, CA 95928
Dolores Mitchell, a retired professor of art and art history fell in love with art as a child, nurtured by her fourth-grade teacher who encouraged her to draw whatever she could imagine—ghosts, purple people, cities floating in the skies—and helped her enroll in Saturday art classes at the Chicago Art Institute.
She painted her way to a BA in studio art at University of California, Los Angeles, and then on to a PhD in art history. From both sides of the brush, Mitchell immersed herself in the visual world, eventually teaching courses about art from the Renaissance through the 20th century during a 30-year career at CSU, Chico.
Mitchell has shown in several galleries in Chico and Sacramento, and her urge to teach has not diminished. She works with KCHO’s Weekend Showcase to provide visual arts interview segments, and she has given several pre-museum trip lectures to CSU, Chico's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute classes. - Excerpt from article: Professors emeriti Bob James and Dolores Mitchell rediscover themselves in life after Chico State. - by Brooks Thorlaksson
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