Welcome to a not-so-average art gallery.
On Cuesta Collegeâ€™s main campus, students are coming to see the environment portrayed in Julie Heffernanâ€™s paintings. Her collection is called, â€œAs the Waters Rise.â€Â
Heffernan is a New York artist with a taste for surrealism. Her paintings are a reflection of catastrophes filling the environment. She creates art showing the impact of human life on the planet in a futuristic landscape filled with disaster and nature.Â
The final night of the gallery, Oct. 11, includes a closing reception and a panel conversation discussing â€œWomen and Power in California.â€ Some of the panelists are San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon, Womenâ€™s Foundation of California president Surina Khan, and Miossi Gallery Coordinator Emma Saperstien.Â
Heffermanâ€™s collection is in the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery, located in room 7170. It is running from Aug. 29 to Oct. 11. The closing reception starts at 5 p.m. in the gallery and the panel is in the Humanities Forum, room 6304, from 6 to 7 p.m.