Butte College Coyote Art Gallery Presents an Exhibit by Roger Ekins, "Doodles"
The Coyote Art Gallery at Butte College will present the whimsical artwork of Roger Robin Ekins from October 16-30. Entitled "Doodles" or "What I was really doing for the past 23 years when I was pretending to take notes during all those interminable meetings," the exhibit reveals the inner workings of a professor at Butte College.
"Doodles" is a playful exhibit, full of humor, great color, shapes and lines. Some of the art pieces are actually drawn on the back of original memos and agendas!
Roger Robin Ekins came to Butte College from the University of Maine as one of its three deans of instruction in 1986.
"As a means of keeping my sanity, I soldiered through meetings by doodling. I've never thought of myself as having any real artistic talent (representational art is simply beyond me), so my doodles tended to be abstract designs. Fittingly, most of them took the form of a simple line drawing that began at one point, ventured up and down and around the paper, only to return back to that original point. In other words, if one could take the resulting line and stretch it out, it would form nothing more than a circle, or cypher," Ekins stated.
An opening reception for the artist will take place on Thursday, October 16 from noon-2 p.m. at the Coyote Art Gallery. Roger Ekins will give an informal gallery talk at 12:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public. The Coyote Art Gallery is located on the Butte College campus, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, in swing space F closest to parking lot 3. Coyote Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. For further information, call 530/895-2877 or 530/895-2417.