Wk 6 – Art Activity – Flip Book

https://vimeo.com/185247829 I feel that when I initially discovered flip books as a child, I never imagined that it would be so awesome to watch. I call this flip book of mine: “The Great Chase.” The idea came to mind when I saw an old video of the cartoon ‘Tom and Jerry.’ But in the midst of watching it, I thought of aliens and thus came the creation of this flipbook of mine. It has a comic relief when the dark claw cannot catch the star and becomes infuriated. The back story I believe goes appropriate with the flip book is … Continue reading Wk 6 – Art Activity – Flip Book

Wk 5 – Artist Conversation – Jane Weibel

In the art showcasing area, there was a showcase in the Gatov Gallery West called “I am a Feminist” by Jane Weibel. Weibel proudly delivers that she is a feminist. “There is deep cynicism and mistrust inside me. I move through my days absorbing micro-aggressions like a champ..” (An introduction to her exhibit). She is in her final year at Cal-State Long Beach and is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine arts in ceramics. Like many people, passion is not something you can wake up knowing, as it must be discovered through our journey to success. Jane began as a biology … Continue reading Wk 5 – Artist Conversation – Jane Weibel

Wk 5 -Art Activity: Spray Painting

Wow! This activity was the most fun of all the prior activities because I have never used my own spray paint can. I didn’t know how to begin using it at first so I had to google “how to use Montana Gold spray paint can.” When I found out and saw how easy it was, I can say that I’m pretty embarrassed that it was so easy. Apparently these spray paint cans are the best of their kind, and I found it very beginner friendly with the different tips for refinement. Spraying my name was so much more difficult than … Continue reading Wk 5 -Art Activity: Spray Painting

Wk 4 – Artist Conversation – Jan Talmadge Davids

In the note prior to scoping out the entirety of the room, we come across this letter that conveys that society has taken a keen interest in our lives, and as such, we should not be afraid to express ourselves. As we grow up, our inner recluse emerges  and requires a form of communication with the outside world. These notes do a perfect job at it as it takes effort and attention to get to know someone, and the artist does a fantastic job at that. Jan Talmadge Davids presents us with that very exhibit of closed thoughts that are now … Continue reading Wk 4 – Artist Conversation – Jan Talmadge Davids

Wk 4: Art Activity – Automatic Drawing

In completing this week’s art activity: Automatic Drawing, I worked with my girlfriend, Theresa. It was a rather easy project to do since it didn’t require any strenuous activity. However, when we initially closed our eyes, we giggled and laughed like how the assignment introduction stated, and then it took about ten minutes before we can actually begin because we were deciding so long on what to draw. We tried to visualize and draw our dog, but for the sake of the project, we did not coordinate because that would not be classified as “automatic”, so we closed our eyes … Continue reading Wk 4: Art Activity – Automatic Drawing

Wk 3 – Classmate Conversations

So in week 3, I walked into a new group of peers! From left to right, we have Mark Nguyen, Alyssa Bui, Justin Pham, and Daniel Martinez. The group seemed like they already knew each other so I just politely interrupted their conversation and introduced myself. I find it amazing how Mark, Alyssa, Justin and I all have some Vietnamese heritage when I thought they were mainly Filipino. Anyways, in our group, we all huddled around in the Marilyn Werby Gallery to talk about our interpretation of Alvaro Alvarez’ response to classical music. For sure we all came to the thought … Continue reading Wk 3 – Classmate Conversations

Wk 3 – Artist Conversation – Alvaro A.S.F.

This week in the Marilyn Werby Gallery in the exhibits, I received the privilege to meet Alvaro Alvarez (in short because he has three last names and he told us to refer to him as Alvaro Alvarez)! He is a transfer student, and the first generation college student as he is the first in his family to attend a university. Alvaro’s project consisted of a response to the subject of classical music. While it took him several hours in three days in order to complete the project, he described the process as very invigorating and cathartic the moment he finished … Continue reading Wk 3 – Artist Conversation – Alvaro A.S.F.