MiraCosta College is proud to present an art exhibit featuring the work of artist Alexis Zoto. This site-specific installation opens Oct. 7 and continues through Oct. 30 in the college’s Kruglak Gallery.

Alexis Zoto’s work is inspired by her ethnic heritage (Albanian Orthodox), art history, antiquities, family stories and her own experiences as a woman, wife and mother. Drawing from both high and low culture as a source of inspiration and materials, she uses motifs from traditional Albanian textiles, buttons, birds, lace, plates, chandelier and furniture parts and glass eyes in her work. From found materials and discarded furniture, Zoto creates work that is distinctly feminine and feminist with stories that often highlight struggles with acculturation.

A free reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and talks by the artist will be held the same day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Kruglak Gallery hours are Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Obtain a free parking permit from Campus Police, Bldg. 1100 in lot 1A. For additional information contact Gallery Director Diane Adams at 760-795-6657.