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Album Cover Exhibit Coming To COC Art Gallery

The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will present its final exhibition of 2012, “Vinyl/The Art of the Album Cover” beginning Thursday, Nov. 29.

Providing a trip down memory lane for music lovers from the “vinyl” era, the exhibition will feature a look at the artistic evolution of the LP (Long Playing format) album cover, primarily focusing on covers produced from the late 1950s through the 1990s.

The gallery will feature iconic album covers as well as lesser known 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.

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 featuring music and light refreshments will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. Visit the COC Art Gallery web site here for more details.