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Santiago Canyon College Art Gallery Begins 2018 with Solo Show by Alumna Kay Dudacek


​(Orange, CA) - Former Santiago Canyon College (SCC) art student Kay Dudacek takes viewers on "An Artist’s Journey" in her new solo show at the SCC Art Gallery from February 6 through March 8.

"It seems like I’ve been a student forever," said Dudacek. "There is one thing about becoming an artist; you never stop learning your craft. I am inspired by the beauty of the outdoors. Many of my paintings are from locations that I have traveled to while on bicycling tours."

Working in oil paints, Dudacek, a full-time artist who paints from her Orange County studio, creates expressive images focused on a rage of themes - everything from cultural icons to the bond shared by United States Marines and their companion animals.

"As a retired veterinary technician my other passion is animals; their eyes tell a story,” Dudacek said. “My style is leaning towards impressionistic. I prefer to use as few strokes as possible to capture the spontaneity and natural beauty of the landscapes around me."


Kay Dudacek, former Santiago Canyon College student


A solo alumna show, "An Artist’s Journey"


Tuesday, February 6 - Thursday, March 8


Santiago Canyon College Art Gallery (at the east side of Building D)
​8045 Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92869

Gallery entrance located on the building’s exterior

According to SCC Art Department Chair Robert Miller, Dudacek "has an amazing ability of using toned canvases and an abundance amount of saturated colors that neutralize each other out to create naturalistic environments. We are very excited to highlight her new artwork along with pieces she created while in our program."

An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, February 8 from 4-6 p.m. The SCC Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Visit for more information.

About Santiago Canyon College

Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves more than 17,000 credit and noncredit students each semester. In 2017, SCC was ranked #13 among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the U.S. by College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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