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Senior project sparks inspiration

Cody Luk Assistant Arts Editor A six-foot black box sits in the middle of Sneaky Park while curious passersby walk inside to find a mirror box with inspiring messages. This interactive installation, “Don’t Look,” is the senior project for Ariana Harris, senior theater major and working artist. It is a performance art piece with the audience being the performers. “I was inspired by Georgi Paro’s... 

Burnett lecture explores Islamic revolution

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor The Campus Center Ballroom A surpassed maximum capacity by nearly 45 heads when photographer David Burnett visited the University of La Verne to present a lecture for his exhibit, “44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the Word,” on Nov. 21. Although the title of the gallery may have convinced the audience that his exhibit was strictly focused on Iran, half of Burnett’s... 

Exhibit reveals the god in all of us

Exhibit reveals the god in all of us
Adjunct professor of art Walpa D’Mark displays his artwork in the West Gallery of the Campus Center. Freshman Alexis Turnbull came to this gallery to study because of the quiet atmosphere. Turnbull is sitting beneath “When I am god 1.” / photo by Stephanie Ball Michael Saakyan Staff Writer The Campus Center’s prayer and meditation room seems to be the most appropriate companion to Walpa D’Mark’s... 

Beauty found beneath ‘Rubble’ of war

Beauty found beneath ‘Rubble’ of war
Dion Johnson, director of University art galleries, tours “Out of Rubble” in the Harris Gallery with Myra Garcia, vice president for advancement, at the reception Tuesday. This photo series, “Repairing Lebanon” by Lenka Clayton, shows ruined buildings from the 2006 conflict with Israel. Clayton had no idea what the buildings looked like before destruction, so she digitally altered them to look... 

San Dimas show gets wild with art

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Tucked behind the San Dimas Civic Center, the 17th Annual Wildlife Art Show carried on in full force over the weekend of Oct. 19-20, displaying to visitors and artists alike the beauty and brilliance of the natural world. Approximately 800 people attended the two-day event. Twenty-one different artists were all crammed together in the civic center hall with displays... 

Unexpected treasures entertain at Art Walk

Veronica Orozco Metro Editor Lights that wrapped around replicas of cast iron streetlights and hung off of trees illuminated the night as music and laughter filled the air at Saturday’s Pomona Art Walk. Shoes to Fill, a jazz band that has played at the Art Walk for two years, performed old jazz band, blues and swing covers. “It’s a very nice, laid back atmosphere and everyone is very friendly,”... 

Mythology descends into ‘Divinity’

Mythology descends into ‘Divinity’
“Divinity Degenerate” by Mark Dean Veca is composed of Pegasus shaped silhouettes, painted in shades of orange to mimic the sunset. Veca is originally from Shreveport, La., and earned his BFA in painting at Otis Art Institute and has had his work shown throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Veca said he painted the entire wall orange and then painted over it with white and used a stencil to... 

Destruction uncovers spirituality

Destruction uncovers spirituality
Jonathan Reed, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, walks with Kathleen Weaver, assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, through the Harris Art Gallery exhibition, “Out of Rubble” curated by Susanne Slavick. The photograph of the remains of the Halat-Fidar Bridge, north of Beirut, Lebanon, was made by Simon Norfolk in 2006. / photo by Sarah Golden Karla Rendon Assistant Editor The... 

Dike reincarnated in watercolors

Dike reincarnated in watercolors
Claremont resident David Augsburger, a friend of the exhibition curator, comes to every opening in the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College. This watercolor painting, “Segovia, Spain, 1931,” was made during Philip Latimer Dike’s journey through Europe. Dike’s paintings from this time later became the “California style” of landscape painting. / photo by Celine Dehban Liz Ortiz Staff... 

‘Family Archetypes’ share more than DNA

‘Family Archetypes’ share more than DNA
Father and daughter artists Christopher and Sequoia Cousins display their oil and mixed media works in an exhibit titled “Family Archetypes” at Buddhamouse Emporium in Claremont. Christopher Cousins is known for his role as Ted Beneke in the AMC television series “Breaking Bad.” In 2000, he started showing his artwork around the Los Angeles area, and in 2005 he participated in his first international... 
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