Career Retrospective: 1958 - 2007
Mentor-to-Many:The McMillin Effect
September 23 – November 3, 2007
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 23rd
SAVE THE DATE!! September 23rd
Tom McMillin is a living legend in the Southern Californian art scene. In March of 2006 he was the first artist in residence at the historic Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai. He was given the once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the famous ceramicist’s actual glazes and clay found at her studio that Beatrice Woods herself used. The Center asked McMillin to catalogue Wood’s ceramic molds and glaze formulas as well as to curate an exhibition.
Tom McMillin is the former Acting Chair of the Art Department at CSUN. Noteworthy public works include “Climatic Extremes” for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and “Surf Line Erosion” at both the Newport Harbor Art Museum and The Santa Barbara Museum.
The “Mentor to Many” exhibition will be in conjunction with McMillin’s first retrospective and a sight-specific installation in the Gerd Koch Gallery, "Climatic Extremes". As such, all SCIART galleries will be presenting the work of a modern master and that of his many students, providing the community with an exceptional opportunity to experience dynamic art; to trace a Mentor’s legacy; to be uplifted be seeing how one person’s inspiration and talent has so beautifully effected so many.