Exterior photo of the athenaeum

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library Honors Scholarship and Award Winners

For the 15th consecutive year, the School of Art + Design at San Diego State University, along with the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla, will present the annual student scholarship program and exhibit, featuring the 2017 recipients of Art Council Ambassador prizes and awards. The student honorees and exhibitors include: Danni Bao, Liz Koerner, Yvette M. Michalak, Cathy Nguyen and Leslie Shershow.

Pink Egg with projection on surface
DANNI BAO, Egg with multimedia, 2017; Variable dimensions

In addition to collaborating with the Athenaeum to exhibit students’ work, SDSU’s Art Council Ambassadors have been coaching the winners in public speaking and presentation skills to prepare them for the event, and for their lives, as professional artists. “Being a part of this program has helped me understand how I have come to be the artist I am today,” said scholarship winner, Cathy Nguyen. “We’ve been exploring how our backgrounds, interests, life experiences, and inspirations inform the creative work we produce, and understanding this context of what influences my work will guide me into possible directions and projects I want to pursue in the future.”

The evening is a double header for SDSU because the Athenaeum is concurrently hosting a reception and exhibit of the 2016 San Diego Art Prize winners, including our very own Associate Professor of Sculpture, Richard Keely. Both exhibitions will run from May 13 through June 10, 2017.

SDSU Art + Design student scholarship winners will give short presentations about their evolution as artists, followed by a reception in the Athenaeum’s Rotunda Gallery featuring examples of their work. The show is the highlight of the Athenaeum’s exhibition calendar.

Presentations and Opening Reception
Friday, May 12, 2017:
     Time: 5:30 p.m. – Student Presentations
     Time: 6:30 p.m. – Reception and Exhibit

Exhibit Hours
10 AM – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
10 AM – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday
Closed Sunday, Monday & holidays

All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037