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Salinas Valley: Past, Present and Future

May 3, 2019


CSUMB @ Salinas City Center 1 Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901


Salinas Valley: Past, Present and Future

Andrew Jackson

Castroville / Castroville, 2019 Oil on Panel / Oleo sobre Tabla

Dexter J. Farm

Fields at Sunrise / Campos al Amanecer, 2017 Photography / Fotografia

Susann E Cate Lynn

Steinbeck Country / Tierra de Steinbeck, 2018 Oil on Canvas / Oleo sobre Lienzo

The exhibition uses the languages of science and art to interpret the dynamic landscapes of the Salinas Valley.

The exhibition features scientific interpretation by CSUMB students Samantha Lee, David Nava, Madalyn Price and their Geology Professor, Dr. Douglas Smith.

The featured artists who conceived the exhibition in conversation with these scientist are Paola Berthoin and Janet Whitchurch, who have created special installations for the exhibition.

Artist from the community were invited to contribute their images of the Salinas Valley and we are proud to feature 40 of their works. These artworks are executed in a variety of visual styles celebrating both the land and people of the Salinas Valley.

Experimental landscape films were created by CSUMB Cinematic Arts and Technology Students.

Our partners in creating interpretive images and hands-on experiences for this exhibition are First 5 Monterey County, Hartnell College: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Big Sur Land Trust.

The exhibition will run from May 3rd to August 2, with free events on May 3, June 7th, July 5th and August 2nd.

For more information, please contact

Doug Smith, Scientist:

Paola Berthoin, Artist:

Enid Baxter Ryce, Director: 831 737-3566

Salinas Center for Arts & Culture