Week No.8: Classmate Conversation with Eliza

This week I had the opportunity to meet Eliza Karpel, who is such a sweet and friendly girl. She is in her first year of college here at Cal State Long Beach. She started off as a music major, as an euphonium player. She decided that was not her calling, so she changed to history….

Week No. 7: Artist Conversation

Exhibit Information Artist: Elena Rozovan Exhibition: Stop & Stare Media: video installation, sculpture Gallery: Gatov East Gallery Instagram: @eroznovan About the Artist Elena Rozanovan is a second year graduate student in the School of Arts at Cal State Long Beach. She is working on receiving her MFA in sculpture work. In her art work, she explores the idea of phenomenology….

Week No.7: Chatting with Nathan Moreno

For this week’s classmate talk, I ended up talking to my friend Nathan. I have known him since freshman year of college but I must say that this year we are becoming closer. The one topic that came up that I found to be entertaining, while we were discussing things we did not know much…

Week No.6 Activity: Zine Making

Prior to this assignment, I had no idea that these small pamphlet, magazine looking things were called zines. I had made so many throughout elementary school, from religious based ones, to promoting a country. I found it very interesting that there was an entire pop up shop on zines in the art gallery. It was…

Week No.6 Artist Talk/Short Story

Walking into the exhibit, immediately, I was forced to take on a role of a character that would complete my experience in the gallery. I was chosen to be a translator for my client in this office, which happened to be a replica of where someone gets their citizenship for the United States. In the…

Week No.5: Artist Conversation

Exhibition Information Artist: Joshua Thomen Exhibition: Still Here Media: cement, found objects Gallery: Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery Instagram:  @voyezmessouvenirs About the Artist Joshua Thomen is a third year student at Cal State Long Beach in the School of Art. He is planning on applying for the BFA program in drawing at the end of this semester. Since he was young,…

Week No.5 Project: Automatic Drawing

For this week’s assignment, the idea of a human spirograph was what was a explored. With a partner, you had to sit on the floor very close to each other and with the paper in-between the two. Then, after choosing  an oil pastel color, the color was set in the middle of the page. I…

Week No. 4: Artist Conversation

Exhibition Information Artist: Jenny Cho Exhibition: Inprocess Media: wood panels, synthetic hair, acrylic, watercolor paper, electrical diodes, mixed media, metal, succulent plants, circuit board, lipstick, nylon, silk flowers Gallery: Werby Gallery Instagram: @cxthxdx_gxrl About the Artist Jenny Cho is a senior at Cal State Long Beach and is studying at the School of Art. She is planning on…

Week No. 4 Project: Art Care Package

For this week’s art project, it involved exploring the idea of ephemera which would lead into creating and sending an Art Care Package. What exactly is that you may ask? Well basically it can consist of anything, from scratch pieces of paper to something that has strong sentimental value. I decided to send my care…

Week No. 3: Artist Conversation

Exhibition Information Artist: Mimi Haddon Exhibition: Looking at Color through discarded T-shirts Media: T-shirt, fabric Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West Website: http://www.mimihaddon.com Workshops: http://www.mimihaddonart.com Instagram: @mimihaddon Mimi Haddon is a native Southern Californian, with her art studio being located in Santa Monica. She is in her last year at the School of Art at Cal…

Week No.3: Meeting Emelina

Today while walking around the art galleries, I met Emelina Virga. Emelina is in her last semester here at Cal State Long Beach. She is double majoring in International Studies and Italian. When she mentioned that she was studying Italian, I recalled her speaking on the first day of class about living abroad. From there…

Week No. 2 Project: Landscape with a Corpse

For this week, the inspiration of the project was based off of the Japanese photographer, Izima Kaoru. He works with the concept of capturing what seems to be the end of someone’s life. The nice part is that after being dead, you are able to walk away from the scene with life. Like Kaoru, I…