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Commentary: Musical recitals are a good start

<i>Commentary</i>: Musical recitals are a good start
Christina Collins Burton, Arts Editor With four weeks left of school, I am happy to see a generous amount of culture coming to the campus in the form of music. Since the opening of the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium, the sound of singing has been echoing throughout Founders Hall. As good as it is that our music is finally able to be heard on campus, where are the rest of our arts? There is a healthy... 

Mason Sustayta wins first La Verne Idol competition

Mason Sustayta wins first La Verne Idol competition
During the challenge round of the La Verne Idol finals, contest winner Mason Sustayta sang “Faith” by George Michael. He won a $100 gift card, a trophy and his name inscribed on a plaque that will be kept in the music library in Founders Hall. Audience members selected the winner by texting the number of their favorite performance to an online electronic polling system. The coordinators of La... 

Students hold silent protest for LGBT rights

Students hold silent protest for LGBT rights
Marissa Ulrich and Jennifer Leyva participate in the National Day of Silence held April 15 at Sneaky Park. The protest, sponsored by the Rainbow Alliance, calls attention to the problem of bullying faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. / photo by David Bess Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor Sara Montgomery Staff Writer On April 15, the University of La Verne’s Sneaky... 

Happenings

Barbara Morrison Enjoy an evening of jazz and blues with vocalist Barbara Morrison at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free but seating is limited. ‘Eyes on the Ball’ “Eyes on the Ball,” an exhibit of University of La Verne alumnus Alex Gallardo’s photojournalism work will be on display in the Irene Carlson Gallery until May 20. Harris Gallery The exhibit “Inside-Out,”... 

Sculptor Keith Lord crafts his creative growth

Sculptor Keith Lord crafts his creative growth
This yet-to-be-named wood sculpture represents only one facet of the artistic media used by Keith Lord, professor of art. Lord’s mixed media pieces include the use of unusual household items, such as hollowed books used as containers to house miniature sculptures. Recently he has taken a turn toward the use of wood in his work. / photo by David Bess Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor Keith... 

Mark Pinsky unveils real Disney in talk

Mark Pinsky unveils real Disney in talk
Mark Pinksy, author of “The Gospel According to The Simpsons” and “The Gospel According to Disney,” spoke about his recent book in Morgan Auditorium on March 31. Pinsky has written several books on faith and entertainment. Pinsky is also a contributor to several periodicals, including as USA Today, the New York Times and Christianity Today. / photo by Candice Salazar Christina Collins Burton Arts... 

Collection pieces together mixed art

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor With careful hands and creative minds, the artwork of stained glass and quilting artists was featured in the Walker House’s Second Story Gallery. One piece that captured guest’s attention was a small glass square decorated with bright red roses that bloomed in each corner. “The piece took about a week and a lot of hours,” said stained glass artist Robert... 

Gary Colby shares story of photography

Gary Colby shares story of photography
Demonstrating the wrong way to create a self-portrait with a view camera, Gary Colby, chairman of the photography department, finds himself on the other side of the lens for a change. Colby’s interests extend beyond photography and include such diverse areas as the study of early cave drawings and experience as a general aviation pilot. / photo by David Bess Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor As... 

A quartet’s twist on Chinese music

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor With the help of bolts, screws, felt and a regular drinking glass, the “East Meets West” performance at the Little Bridges Hall in Claremont entertained with traditional Chinese music and a twist of historical poetry. The performance was two parts, the first was a performance played by the Eclipse Quartet and Professor of Music Genevieve Lee on the piano. The... 

Abstract paintings lift spirits in Zask Gallery

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor The Zask Gallery in Palos Verdes treats its guests to the traditional and abstract with their currently display, “Second Nature: Landscape Variations” featuring local artists as well as Professor of Art Ruth Trotter. The owner of the gallery, Peggy Zask, collected the pieces for the series hoping to break the assumed art of the Palos Verdes area. “Palos Verdes... 
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