The Santa Monica College (SMC) Emeritus Art Gallery presents its annual Student Group Art Exhibition from May 10 through July 11. The salon-style group exhibition will present works created by students in SMC’s noncredit Emeritus program for older adults.

The opening reception for the exhibit is free and will be held in the gallery from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10.

The SMC Emeritus Art Gallery is located at 1227 Second St., Santa Monica. Parking is available next door in Santa Monica Public Parking Structure No. 2.

“The Emeritus Student Art Exhibition has grown in popularity to the degree that there were literally too many names to print on the exhibition postcard this year,” said Emeritus Gallery director Jesse Benson. “Expect ambitious, professional-level contributions from this brilliant student body.”

“The SMC Emeritus community looks forward to this show of the amazing talent of our students,” said Associate Dean of Emeritus Scott Silverman. “These artists put a lot of heart, passion, and creativity into their work, and it is a true delight for our artists and the rest of the Emeritus community to appreciate this art together each year.”

SMC’s widely praised Emeritus program – founded by Santa Monica College in 1975 as a noncredit program to serve the lifelong learning interests of older adults – offers more than 120 noncredit adult education classes and special programs that serve more than 3,000 students each year.

Please visit www.smc.edu/emeritus or call (310) 434-4306 for more information.

Submitted by Grace Smith, SMC Public Information Officer