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Art on Tap

Art on Tap
Upland resident Joe Defazio takes a personal moment to admire his artwork while being directed by one of the teachers, Jen Rosen at Claremont Craft Ales. Defazio found Art On Tap through Groupon.com after seeing a similar establishment in northern California and wanted to try it out. Each step of the painting is explained and also demonstrated, including which brush to use and which colors to combine... 

Seniors showcase their final artwork

Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor An eclectic mix of vibrant sculpture and paintings filled the Harris Gallery as nine students showcased their senior projects. Each student’s project was themed and personal. Parents, professors and fellow students studied the exhibits carefully. “I’m so thrilled with the high quality of work,” said Ruth Trotter, professor of art, who advised the nine seniors... 

Flores has ‘Gift’ for pop culture

Flores has ‘Gift’ for pop culture
Azusa Pacific University is hosting “Gift,” an art exhibit of works by David Flores. Junior Warner Trejo and senior Joey Antos of Azusa Pacific University discuss Flores’ portraits of celebrity icons, such as Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Thumper. “Gift” will be on display in the Duke Gallery through Dec. 12. / photo by Megan Peralez Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Azusa Pacific University... 

Photographs tell stories of lucky winners

Photographs tell stories of lucky winners
Professor of Photography Gary Colby shows off his scratchers and lottery tickets in a video to photographer Edie Bresler during the reception for her series “We Sold a Winner: On Resilient American Dreams” at the Carlson Gallery Oct. 30. Bresler was unable to attend the reception, but guests at the reception shared their lottery ticket stories and sent her their good wishes via video. / photo by... 

Cats roam the world in APU exhibit

Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor “The Cat’s Out of the Bag,” a senior exhibit by Daniela Barbani at Azusa Pacific University invites animal lovers, especially cat fanatics, into the whimsical world of felines portrayed through fluid acrylic illustrations. The exhibit features seven of Barbani’s more recent cat illustrations with titles such as “Go Your Own Way,” “French Isn’t Always Fancy,”... 

Wildlife and Landscape Art Show returns to San Dimas

Wildlife and Landscape Art Show returns to San Dimas
Circe, a sculpture artist, carves a clay seal at the 18th Annual Wildlife and Landscape Art show Sunday at the San Dimas Civic Center Plaza. Originally from Pennsylvania, Circe currently lives in Southern California. Her expertise includes sculpting animals in ceramic and bronze. / photo by Kaung Myat Tun  Read More →

Abstract rotation spans Tall Wall Space

Abstract rotation spans Tall Wall Space
Junior art major Robert Oshodin visits the installation “Radius Abstractus” by Augusto Sandroni in the Tall Wall Space of the Arts and Com­munications Building. The installation runs until May 30. / photo by Kaung Myat Tun Cody Luk Arts Editor Emily Lau Staff Writer Eighteen abstract art pieces are placed in a circle together to form Augusto Sandroni’s solo exhibit “Radius Abstractus” in... 

Queer history reflects present day

Queer history reflects present day
LGBTQA community advocate Pablo Alvarez reads an excerpt from the book “Queer in Aztlan” during the reception at the West Gallery, located on the second floor of the Campus Center. A reception for the exhibition, “The Child and the Archive: Locating a Queer Past to Establish a Queer Present,” was held Oct. 9. As a gay Hispanic male Alvarez said he believes it is important for the archive to... 

Photos bring insight on immigrants

Photos bring insight on immigrants
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Don Bartletti chats with Gale Carlson Ortega and Linda Carlson Lane, descendents of Irene Carlson, for whom the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography is named. Bartletti’s photographs are from his work dealing with immigrants from Latin America crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while risking their lives. Ortega and Lane came to La Verne to hear Bartletti’s lecture... 

Hopi culture shines in Katsinam

Hopi culture shines in Katsinam
Larry Melendez of the Butterfly/Badger clan was one of 16 Katsinam doll carvers whose work was included in the exhibition, “Katsinam: A Hopi Living Tradition” at the University of La Verne College of Law in Ontario, California. Melendez, who was inspired by the Hopi nation and Mexican traditions, uses cottonwood roots and carves the dolls with a knife and rasp and colors them with mineral paints.... 
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