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“To My Brother” – POD Exhibition

August 30 - September 28

ceramic hand with bullet holes from Collyn Aubrey's POD exhibition "To My Brother"

Artist: Collyn Aubrey

This exhibition is a collection of artifacts from the artist’s personal therapeutic processes. “To My Brother” examines Collyn Ahren’s experiences with the lack of communication and certainty she experienced when her brother was sent away to US Army Basic Combat Training. She combines her family background with religious imagery and tactical games such as Paintball to question where the line is drawn between play and combat.


The SNC Perspectives On Design Award for Outstanding Student Artist of the Year is an annual award that showcases the work of extraordinary graduating Sierra Nevada College student artist(s). It has been funded by anonymous donors who have a deep love for higher education and are committed to supporting emerging artists as they continue their artistic endeavors.

The recipient(s) receive a stipend of $2,500 to offset the costs of materials related to art making during the year following graduation. The work produced during this post-graduate Award Year is showcased the following year in the P.O.D. Exhibition on the college campus.

The award affirms the contributions of exceptional emerging artists to a vibrant artistic community with an incentive to continue art making after graduation, and a venue to exhibit their new work.

Reception: Thursday September 27, 5 – 7pm
Artist Talk: 5:30pm

artist website: collynahren.com/