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September 3, 2004
DH 04 PH048
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Media Advisory


Cal State Dominguez Hills To Host
8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition

Carson, Calif. – The 8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition will open on Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the University Art Gallery at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). The exhibition will feature 80 sculptures small enough to fit into a shoebox by a roster of well-known international artists. CSUDH hosted the 4th edition of this popular traveling exhibition for the first time in 1992, and is pleased that the 8th edition of the Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition organized by the Art Gallery, University of Hawaii at Manoa, will be on display again.

The Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition provides a glimpse into the breadth of contemporary sculptural expression encompassing a range of media from glass to bronze and a variety of methods from casting and carving to materials being sewn and glued. Although the artist may have created a piece precisely as a small shoe-box scale piece, others may be exploring ideas before they become much larger scale works.

The invited artists have attained national and international recognition. The United States is represented by Bruce Beasley, Horace Farlowe, Paul McCoy, John Ruppert, Frank Sheriff and Esther Shimazu. Japan’s Kazuo Kadonaga and Chile’s Victor Ruiz Santiago are included. Other artists represent Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Peru, The Netherlands, Republic of South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan and the Ukraine.

The opening reception in the University Art Gallery will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., and a gallery tour of the exhibit will be held in conjunction with the opening at 6:30 p.m. John Goders, CSUDH professor of art, will lead the tour. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue with a photograph of each work and biographical information about the artists.
The exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Presentation of this exhibit at CSUDH is sponsored by the City of Carson Fine Arts and Historical Commission.

The exhibition continues through Nov. 3, 2004. Admission is free to all gallery events. The gallery is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The campus is located at 1000 E. Victoria Street in the City of Carson near the junction of the Harbor, Artesia and San Diego freeways. Visitor parking permits may be purchased for $2 at the yellow dispensing machines at the front of each campus lot.

Visit the Internet site, for an online catalogue of the exhibit. For more information on CSU Dominguez Hills, visit



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September 10, 2004, 1:25 p.m., by Joanie Harmon