As the final exhibition of 2012, the College of the Canyons Art Gallery will present the exhibition, “Vinyl/The Art of the Album Cover,” beginning Thursday, Nov. 29.
Providing a trip down memory lane for music lovers from the “vinyl” era, this exhibition will feature a casual look at the artistic evolution of the LP (Long Playing) album cover, primarily focusing on covers produced from the late 1950s through the 1990s.
Examples will include iconic images as well as lesser known, yet meaningful, album covers from artists including Beatles, Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, the Eagles and many more.
Other items included in the exhibition will range from vintage turntables, record players and picture discs, to the precursor to what is now called the album cover — the 78-RPM collection set.
“For anyone who remembers these distinct eras of music, this will be a walk down memory lane,” said Larry Hurst, director of the COC art gallery. “And for those new to album cover art, this exhibition will prove to be both exciting and thought provoking, as visitors view examples of good and bad album cover designs and witness the power that an aesthetically pleasing design can have in marketing a product.”
The exhibition “Vinyl/The Art of the Album Cover” will be on display at the COC Art Gallery from Thursday, Nov. 29 through Thursday, Dec. 13.
A gallery reception and “record hop” featuring music and light refreshments will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Nov. 29.
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Those unable to visit the gallery during normal hours are welcome to contact the gallery to schedule a viewing appointment.
All gallery exhibitions and related events are free and open to the public.
For more information about the College of the Canyons Art Gallery or the exhibition “Vinyl / The Art of the Album Cover” visit www.canyons.edu/artgallery.