Coming up with a suitable exhibition title for a gathering of art and artists as inherently diverse as a student art show — such as the current Westmont College Senior Art Show — can be tricky business, and fodder for clever outside-the-box thinking. Last year, the graduating class opted for “12 Speed,” linked to the clean dozen-fold number of artists involved.
This year, the going gets rather unrepeatable, with “34° 26′ 59.33″N, 119°39’43.29″W.” Try saying that five times in rapid succession. In fact, though, the mouthful, mathful title has a particular and telling relevance, being the precise longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates of the Westmont Museum of Art, a grand structure — as well as aesthetic, inspirational power spot on campus, and magnet for visiting art-seekers — that opened in synch with this graduating class’ entry to studies here. read more