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An Artist’s Glimpse: Chuck Arnoldi & Peter Alexander

Gain new insight into the exhibition and the history of California art with our series of special guest speakers.

The first lecture in the ‘An Artist’s Glimpse’ series will be a conversation between artists Chuck Arnoldi & Peter Alexander. Peter Alexander has a piece in the First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection exhibition on display from Sept. 29 – Jan. 5 and Chuck Arnoldi is featured in the accompanying catalogue.

Moderated by: Kevin Appel, Professor of Art and Department Chair of Art

Date: Thursday, Oct. 25 
6-7 p.m.
Location: UCI Winifred Smith Hall (directions). Parking is available for $2 per hour at the Mesa Parking Structure.

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About Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander is a California artist who was part of the Light and Space artistic movement in the 1960s. After initially working as an architect, he rose to prominence in the 1960s with translucent resin sculptures. He has also produced paintings, including a series that depicts luminous aerial views of the city lights stretching across the Los Angeles basin. 

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About Chuck Arnoldi

Chuck Arnoldi is a popular California artist best known for his brightly-colored, abstract paintings that incorporate the use of wood as an expressive medium, often using tree branches and twigs.

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About the Exhibition

UCI proudly offers a First Glimpse of The Buck Collection, part of the emerging Institute and Museum for California Art. Acquired by Newport Beach developer and eclectic collector Gerald Buck, the 3,300 artworks by California artists span a broad range of genres and media. This exhibition, held at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, reveals just over fifty works of Abstract Classicism, Expressionism, Assemblage, California Funk, Light and Space, and those defying definition. The exhibition presents California as a crucible of creativity and its artists as pioneering new movements, altering historical courses, and following powerful individual vision.