Attendees appreciate Sacramento State’s “Lost and Found” art exhibit

William Miles

Strawberries, salami slices and iced tea were just a few of the refreshments outside of Robert Else Gallery for the reception of “Lost and Found.”

The “Lost and Found” art exhibit, which features lost works from Sacramento State’s archive, held its reception this evening at 5 p.m.

This did not stop more than half a dozen art admirers who began to pore over the “lost” art before the official opening time.

Students Chris Thompson and Nick Robbins were two of the first to exit the exhibition. When asked why they came to see the exhibit, Thompson joked said, “Free food!”

“I’ve been here for six years – I’m in my master’s right now. My last year of my master’s program I did my bachelor’s here, and this is the first time I’ve seen it,” said Thompson.

Robbins explained his motivation was to see the collection Sacramento State has, which is barely seen. He said the last time it was shown was “years ago.”

They both went on to name several famous artists who had works displayed in the exhibit. These famous artists included Pablo Picasso, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and Robert Arneson.

The food was not the only fact that motivated Thompson and Robbins to attend the art exhibit.

“No, not just the food. The food’s all right – the art’s even better. It’s world class,” said Thompson.

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