MPC classes and student services are currently being offered fully online. Click for COVID-19 info for students.

Education Center at Marina News

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

MPC Art Gallery Presents "Trajectories: Art/Teaching/Driving"

Post Date:01/25/2019 7:55 AM


Trajectories: Art/Teaching/Driving

Robynn Smith

Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

PLEASE JOIN US TO EXPLORE poignant images and powerful ideas in the exquisite work of Robynn Smith, Art Professor Emeritus from MPC.

Admission to exhibit is free, all are welcome!

Exhibit Dates: January 28 - February 26, 2019

MPC Art Gallery, 980 Fremont St., Monterey, CA

Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 4:00pm
(or by appointment; call 831-646-3060)

Two Receptions:

  • Saturday, February 9, 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 14, 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Artist's talk @ 1:00 pm)


MustardSeeds-WebRobynn’s thoughts about her work: My work is a visual record of my connection to the world. Through pilgrimage to places of historical and psychological impact, I have collected a vast library of images that I use to travel between the present and the past, connecting the dots of humanity's magnificent opportunities and repeated mistakes. Contrasting images are used to create detailed comparisons of the wretched and the sublime. Lines blur and connections are made. Profoundly spiritual observations are presented alongside the moral bankruptcy of war.

My work explores dualities through physical processes as well as through imagery. Images combine with process to form content. Through layered techniques, the paintings and prints reveal moments of beauty and horror. Embedded photographic processes focus and sharpen the impact of the imagery, creating a surprising visual language that reaches places of submerged memory and subconscious reality.

Robynn Smith is an internationally exhibiting painter/printmaker and Professor Emeritus at Monterey Peninsula College. She is the founder of Print Day in May®, an annual international celebration of printmaking involving participants from all 50 US states and over 50 countries world wide,

Robynn grew up in New York and has lived her adult life in Santa Cruz, California. She was educated at Rhode Island School of Design (BFA) and San Jose State University (MFA).

Robynn travels a great deal and enjoys participation in international exhibitions and residencies. She has vast experience teaching workshops for artists of all levels. She teaches workshops and holds salons at Blue Mouse Studios in Aptos, California. Robynn is available to teach workshops and serve as a visiting artist in studios and educational facilities in the US and and abroad.





 Admission to exhibit is free, all are welcome!

*MPC parking fee: $3 on weekdays

Return to full list >>