City Hall Exhibits

City Hall Art Gallery


330 West 20th Avenue San Mateo, 94403
(650) 522-7040

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Cañada College Fashion Department
September 9, 2022 - October 26, 2022

Since 1968, Cañada College’s Fashion Design and Merchandising Program has been a leader in Bay Area Fashion education. The Fashion Department works to create confident and skilled graduates. Alumni are ready to excel in a variety of fashion industry jobs. Thirty-seven courses allow students to choose the direction of specialty in fashion design, fashion merchandising or theater costuming. Classes are offered day, evening, and weekends. Scholarships and financial aid are often available.

Canada College Fashion Department

Art Gallery

PLANKS installation, Emily C. Smith
September 8, 2022 - November 2, 2022

As a lifelong artist, Emily C. Smith is always looking for the next opportunity to translate her everyday experiences into artistic expressions. With degrees from UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego and NYU, Emily continues to push the boundaries to explore her personal vision through paint. PLANKS is a color experiment exposing color to random environments. The work is in flux and travels from public spaces to corporate offices, private homes to outdoor gardens. The installation temps the viewer to challenge perspectives and take note of their conditions within environments. The paintings have a makeshift magnetism, a frequency, that invents new identities for every space it is placed. Planks are made from donated wood from a skate board company in San Diego, Ca. The work has been in progress since 2000.  

Planks