Wk 13 – Classmate Conversation – Jenna Lee

I met classmate Jenna Lee this week, who is also a 2nd year, majoring in Business, specifically Accounting. One thing we have in common is that we were both born in foreign countries. Jenna moved from Korea to America in 2001. One interesting fact is that she happened to be flying to America on September…

Wk 13 – Artist Conversation – Tyler Turett

  This week I had the honor to meet artist Tyler Turett, who is an Animation major in his last semester of college. Turett’s cartoons are made up of mostly 2-dimensional characters with a 3-dimensional background. ¬†They are round, with exaggerated features and obvious facial expressions. Turett uses unexpected colors for his cartoons, such as…

Wk 12 – Activity – ePortfolio

This week our activity was to rearrange our websites into an ePortfolio. I haven’t decided the direction of where I want this blog to go, whether it be to showcase my photographs, or to be something specific for my major. I do enjoy blogging being a photojournalist, so I decided to make the layout more…

Wk 12 – Artist Conversation – Christopher Linquata

Last Thursday I viewed Christopher Linquata’s artwork at the Max L. Gatov Gallery West, which was composed from acrylic paint and canvas. Christopher does not draw from actual pictures, although his illustrations do resemble real life. The canvas is smooth, which makes it look even more realistic, and not as much of a physical, textured…

Wk 12 – Classmate Conversation – Julia Hodgdon

Last Thursday I met classmate Julia Hodgdon, who is also a second year. Julia is of Irish and German descent. She is majoring in pre-social work, which is the only other major besides Nursing that you have to apply to. Julia coincidentally was my current roommate’s past roommate! We saw each other again this weekend…

Wk 11 – Artist Conversation – Kathy Yoon

¬† On Thursday I got to see artist Kathy Yoon’s clay installations at the Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery. Yoon’s pieces were made out of ceramic and clay, shaped into rounded, white figures. Yoon used other materials like yarn to make more props. Circular platforms were used to elevate the characters. Each “person” told its own…

Wk 11 – Activity – Fiber Art

For this week’s fiber art activity, I was really looking forward to an excuse to take time to sew or knit. I’m constantly filling my busy schedule with school assignments, exercising, cooking food, or socializing with friends that I rarely have time to peacefully do something alone, for my own leisure. I decided to loom…

Wk 11 – Classmate Conversation – Carolina De La Torre

Today I met classmate Carolina De La Torre. I learned that she was a Pre-Kin major, also a second year. She’s planning to go into nursing, even if that entails transferring to another school. Carolina is from Compton. I asked her what it was like living there, as there are many stereotypes about that city,…

Wk 10 – Artist Post – Matthew Dumpit

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to view Matthew Dumpit’s artwork at the Marilyn Werby gallery. Dumpit’s art work is made out of metal and steel wire. It is very fragile, especially the movable, geometric configurations. The simple wirework embodies minimal line gestures. The wire-woven chair is very intricate, yet sturdy as well. Both installations…