|SRJC to display faculty art works
Santa Rosa Junior College’s Doyle Library will be celebrating 50 years of art created by SRJC faculty and staff with a reception on April 26 from 5:30-8 p.m.
The permanent collection, entitled “The Doyle Collection,” will be on display on the third and fourth floors of Doyle Library. Admission to the reception is free and open to the public.
Over the past few years, the library has assembled 80 pieces to include in its permanent collection. The collection represents 52 artists who have worked at SRJC from the 1950s to the present. The reception will showcase the various talents of those who teach, create and have contributed to SRJC in various ways.
The works include paintings, sketches, photography and sculptures that range in size from 12 feet by 8 feet (Lisa Beerntsen’s "Headgames" in the stairwell) to a 6-inch-by-8-inch sketch by Jim Rosen.
The collection is meant to engage students and to beautify the building, which was designed with an abundance of natural light and large expanses of wall space. The works are spread over more than 1.5 acres of floor space to provide a visually rich setting in which students can study and socialize.
Santa Rosa Junior College’s Doyle Library is located on the Santa Rosa campus at 1501 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa. A $4 parking fee is required to park on campus.