The Mendocino College Art Gallery is proud to announce its new exhibit, eXplorations- Paula Gray: taking the X out of anxiety and other stories, which opens with a reception on Thursday, February 9th from 4-6pm. Regular gallery hours are T, W, Th from 12:30-3:30 and by special appointment. Paula Gray has taught visual arts at Mendocino College since 1986, both as an adjunct and full time professor. After retiring from full time teaching in 2014, she dove headlong into intensive studio projects and has created an extensive and exciting new body of work. This show includes over ____ artworks that include three dimensional constructions made from found materials, collages, prints and paintings. The title of the exhibit alludes to a time of intense change in Ms. Gray’s life that, as often happens, came with an increase in anxiety. She describes a dream she had about the word "anxiety" itself in which the X was missing. This dream became a catalyst for artwork that began with a focus on the letter “X” and developed in myriad directions ranging from the abstract to representational.