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Blinky The Friendly Hen 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Decapitated chicken head

Image credit: Jeffrey Vallance

Exhibition Dates: February 2 - March 16, 2019
Reception: February 2nd, 4-6pm
Gallery Talk: February 4, 10am
Artist Walkthrough: February 16, 1pm


California State University, Northridge Art Galleries is honored to present Blinky the Friendly Hen: 40th Anniversary Exhibition. Comprised of a Relic Chamber, a Blinky Theatre, Blinky book editions (1979-2019), chapel, gift shop, stained glass, and historical artifacts, this fourth retrospective exhibition celebrates historical and contemporary works relating to four decades of the Blinky phenomenon. A curated group exhibition of works by international artists, CSUN faculty and staff, as well as a student show component, will acknowledge Blinky’s legacy.

Built in the style of a cathedral dungeon, the Relic Chamber will have early first-class relics on display from the collection of Barry Sloane; other reliquaries will contain third-class relics produced over the years. The Blinky Theatre will screen Blinky-related videos, including a 1983 clip from “Late Night with David Letterman,” Bruce and Norman Yonemotos’ 1988 video documenting Blinky’s exhumation, a MOCA TV episode, and a punk rock video dedicated to Blinky. The Blinky Gift Shop installation will offer affordable handmade Blinky souvenirs and collectibles

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Annual Juried Art Exhibition poster

Exhibition Dates: April 5 - 24, 2019

An exhibition of CSUN graduate and undergraduate students’ work in all media of visual arts, including animation, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, website design, and video.

Thanks to a very generous gift from CSUN alumna Virginia Orndorff and her husband Christopher, the Virginia A. Orndorff Prize will now accompany the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and provide significant scholarship awards to the top three submissions.

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MA/MFA Graduate Exhibition - Open Studios

Exhibition Dates: May 4th - 25th, 2019
Reception: Saturday May 4, Time TBD
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