September 6, 2016 – The Art of Student Success – The much anticipated opening of the Citrus College Visual Arts Building was celebrated with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony attended by college officials, faculty, staff, student, dignitaries and community members. The new Arts Building reflects the College’s deep commitment to the arts industry as Robert Slack, the Dean of the college of Visual and Performing Arts stated “The new Visual Arts Building at Citrus College was designed to create unlimited collaborative opportunities for visual and performing arts students. The expansion of design, production and interactive media curriculum can now be successfully realized.”
This Visual Arts Building is a bond-funded replacement project for an inadequately aging facility. The new 3-story building is a captivating attraction for all the visually oriented students of the Arts department. The three levels are organized to house 3-dimensional art on the ground level, digital arts on the second level and traditional 2-dimensional art on the third level. The building is shaped around a central gathering space that houses a small amphitheater and a sculpture garden to encourage students on campus to experience Citrus’ visual arts programs. Large graphic display areas are located on the building to announce campus happenings and promote student work. A format art gallery is positioned adjacent to the student Services Buildings that students entering the campus and building can experience the various types of exciting art produced on campus.