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Soka’s Hall Art Gallery Presents Works By Gregory Gallardo & Joel Woodard

September 12, 2019 - January 6, 2020


Soka University’s Founders Hall Art Gallery presents Simplicity, Patience, Compassion: Works by Gregory Gallardo and Chasing Infinity (Or the Mis-Evolution of the Digital Primitives): New Works by Joel Woodard

Soka University is pleased to present the exhibitions of two extraordinary southern California artists: Gregory Gallardo and Joel Woodard. Taking place in the University’s 8,000 square foot art gallery in Founders Hall, the exhibitions will run from September 12, 2019 – January 6, 2020.  An Opening Reception to meet the artists will be held on Thursday, September 12 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  Founders Hall Art Gallery is open M-F from 9 am – 5 pm.  Admission is free.

About Gregory Gallardo

Tustin, California-based artist Gregory Gallardo, mentored by artist Don White, found early success exhibiting his figurative drawings and paintings. The subjects of Gallardo’s works, including homeless persons, migrant workers street performers, are all imbued with an emotional energy that stems from his personal view on humanity and spirituality. Gallardo donates 40% of his earnings from art to charity.  gregorygallardo.com

Gregory Gallardo, Some Distant Dawn, 48” x 17.5” collage
Gregory Gallardo, Phantom torn magazine paper on wood 24”x24”

About Joel Woodward

Aliso Viejo, California-based artist Joel Woodard’s work is driven by the question of what imagery is possible within the bounds of traditional media in our fast-paced and technologically-driven world. Through a convergence of graphic shapes, patterns, symbols, and gestured abstraction, Woodward explores the primitive and the nature of evolution and emergence. jneural@yahoo.com

Joel Woodard: Interchange – 60”x48” acrylic on canvas
Joel Woodard: Superorganism5 – 36”x24 “acrylic on

About Soka University

Soka University is a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in Aliso Viejo, California. Soka is ranked in the Top 5 Liberal Arts colleges in California and Top 15 Best Value among national Liberal Arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2019.”

Soka University offers an 8:1 student/faculty ratio and study abroad for every undergraduate student.  Founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs.  About 60% of Soka University’s students come from the U.S. and 40% have come from more than 50 other countries.  Admitted students whose annual family income is $60,000 or less may be eligible for Soka Opportunity Grants which cover full tuition.  Additional scholarship opportunities are available for higher income levels.  For more information, visit www.soka.edu; info@soka.edu, or call us at 949-480-4000.

Come celebrate the opening exhibitions for California artists Gregory Gallardo and Joel Woodard. Free admission.

Location: Founders Hall Art Gallery, 1st and 2nd Floors
Address: Soka University
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Campus Location: Founders Hall Art Gallery
Event Type: Art Gallery
Contact info@soka.edu
Link: www.soka.edu


September 12, 2019
January 6
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