Wk 10 – Artist Conversation – Tony Nguyen

For week 10, I managed to stumble into the Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery and came across the artist: Tony Nguyen. His exhibit featured items that pertained to the adolescence of the audience and was very captivating as it was a ‘magical journey through candyland’. I remember this toy machine that contained a little toy that is received and delivered at random. The machine costed a quarter to operate and I remember vividly asking my parents anytime I saw it, if I can have a quarter for a toy. Nguyen is pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Metal crafting. He … Continue reading Wk 10 – Artist Conversation – Tony Nguyen

Wk 9 – Artist Conversation – Daniel Bonilla-Vera

This week in Art, we met some amazingly-talented artists as usual. However, I’ve come across the exhibition called: “A Non-Degree Exhibition” by Daniel Bonilla-Vera and his friend. He is one of the artists in the picture above, and he has a much more contemporary form of art for his exhibition. It was easily-relatable by most of my peers. Their art is meticulously detailed with its effects on human emotion. Intro dialogue included “intense anxiety washed over me as if I were in the midst of something life altering.” Daniel recently got denied to the BFA photography program for the second time … Continue reading Wk 9 – Artist Conversation – Daniel Bonilla-Vera

Wk 9 – Art Care Package

  My ACP is being sent to my girlfriend-my best friend Theresa with all of these photos printed through Walgreens photo department. I will pack all of these photos into a nice envelope as presented in the picture above and send it to her maybe 5-6 years down the line. This ACP is more like an appreciation post for me because the art of gratuity is one that is often understated for the amount of good things that happen in our lives. The top picture is my girlfriend in her freshmen year of college. I hope one day she looks … Continue reading Wk 9 – Art Care Package

Wk 8 – Art Activity – Japanese Garden Sketching

So this week for our 2:30 class, we had about an hour to do as much sight-seeing and drawing as we could in a tranquil environment. In my opinion, we should do more field trips in order to see the different aspects that the campus has to offer. On the campus on a Tuesday or Wednesday, the whole campus is filled with people everywhere and thus, the amount of activity and noise levels will be much higher than the area we visited for this class period. The Japanese Garden was definitely serene. It is not my first time here, but … Continue reading Wk 8 – Art Activity – Japanese Garden Sketching

Wk 8 – Classmate Conversation – Tim Chung

Man, we have not posted classmate conversations in a while it seems. Also, we’re halfway through the semester! Everyone is always into the art exhibits these days (maybe cause we literally are at the art exhibits having a good time). This week, I met a guy named Tim Chung.  He looks like one of those dancer guys I used to compete with back in high school, but he’s actually pretty studious according to his major. He is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering major at this school. This is his second to last semester before he leaves us, but he’s a pretty … Continue reading Wk 8 – Classmate Conversation – Tim Chung

Wk 7 – Artist Conversation – Dulce Soledad Ibarra

Week 7 came so quickly, and I am in shock of how many inspiring artists there are to have been able to come across in what it seems-like-so-little- time. This week in class, I was able to stumble upon meeting Dulce Soledad Ibarra, and her exhibit “Manos De Oro” in the Max L. Gatov Gallery East showcases the hardships that her father experienced which often goes unnoticed by people in everyday life. Sometimes life becomes rough as there is not always someone to go around praising us for what we do on a day to the day basis. “Manos De … Continue reading Wk 7 – Artist Conversation – Dulce Soledad Ibarra

Wk 6 – Artist Conversation – Blaine Scot Prow

In this week’s artist conversation, I did the interview with Blaine Scot Prows, the shapes-fanatic. The exhibit was named ‘Extrustions’ in the Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery. Extrusions according to the dictionary means, “to thrust, or push outward”. As seen with this exhibit, the square background is complemented with a triangular pyramid. As with the rest of the exhibits, there are different shapes within shapes. These shapes all come with different sizes. Prow is completing his last year here at CSULB in the studio arts. Having a natural affinity toward geometry, he has developed a unique sense of satisfaction by creating … Continue reading Wk 6 – Artist Conversation – Blaine Scot Prow