Public invited to take part in interactive art experience at AVC Art Gallery

Visiting artists will conduct interactive art experiences on May 14 at 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. May 23 at the Antelope Valley College Art Gallery, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.

Community members and students are invited to participate in the free sessions, which call for participants to create a project through the direction and mentoring of the artists, culminating in a presentation at the end of the workshop.

Artists Rebecca Niederlander and Brad Howe will lead the first workshop on May 14.

The second workshop will feature Jennifer Vanderpool and Patrick Melroy, Southern California-based artists who have a collaborative installation, Astroflowers, at Lancaster’s Museum of Art and History.

Melroy’s practice exists most often as interactive objects and experiences designed to engage an audience. Throughout 2011 and 2012, Melroy executed several large public art projects for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Vanderpool creates spatial interventions that often include experimental video and audio. She has exhibited at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, Mexico and Colombia.

The Art Gallery is located in building Fine Arts 1 (FA1) on the southwest portion of the campus. Upon request three business days before the event, reasonable accommodation will be provided to facilitate the participation of covered individuals with disabilities. Call (661) 722-6360.