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Video game displays social issues

Video game displays social issues
Jolivette Mecenas, associate professor of writing and director of the writing program, presents “Video Games as Civic Discourse? Protesting the Tijuana/San Diego Borderlands in the Digital Art of Coco Fusco and Ricardo Dominguez,” Monday. In her lecture, Mecenas explains how two digital artists are using a video game they created to protest a border dispute. / photo by Hunter Cole Amanda Larsh Staff... 

An abstract outlook on landscapes

Amber J. Guadez Staff Writer An upscale shopping promenade in the city of Rolling Hills Estates is where Ruth Trotter, professor of art at the University of La Verne, currently displays her artwork. The theme of her exhibit in the Zask Gallery is “Departures.” There are a total of nine pieces, all which were available for purchase. Four were priced for more than $3,000 while there other five were... 

Seniors’ art culiminates in exhibit

Seniors' art culiminates in exhibit
Inspired by the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Kayla Gex created three miniature rooms, each with its own theme, like the Guatemala Room, for her senior art show in the Harris Gallery. The Senior Art Exhibition featured the work of seven senior artists, who utilized a variety of media, including film, photography and paint. / photo by Warren Bessant Cindy Vallejo Staff Writer Seven seniors from... 

Trotter’s abstract paintings engage mind’s eye

Trotter's abstract paintings engage mind's eye
The Historic Gas Company Lofts in Los Angeles hosted a reception for Ruth Trotter, professor of art, Saturday. Trotter’s exhibit, titled “Informal,” will be shown until Feb. 24. The work behind Ruth Trotter, left, and her friend Peggy Zask, right, is titled “Carcassonne.” / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Brian Velez Staff Writer  A selection of paintings by University of La Verne art professor... 

International artists cover new ground

International artists cover new ground
Ruth Trotter, professor of art, is a Los Angeles based painter working in pictorial representation using references from architecture, landscape, media and psychology. Michael Frantz, professor of mathematics, asks about her acrylic abstract painting, “Curve.” The “Covering Ground” exhibition in Harris Art Gallery./photo by Denisse Leung Julian Burrell Staff Writer Brenna von den Benken Arts... 

Ceremony honors faculty, staff service

Ceremony honors faculty, staff service
President Steve Morgan honors his wife, Ann Morgan, at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony last Friday in the Athletic Pavilion. The ceremony honored long standing members of the faculty and staff as well as those newly promoted. The awards included those for excellence in service as well as those for longevity. Those retiring, including President Morgan also were honored. / photo by Warren... 

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... 

Sabbatical refreshes Trotter’s art

Sabbatical refreshes Trotter's art
Ruth Trotter, professor of art, presented the faculty lecture, “Artists in Residence: DRAWinternational Caylus, France,” on Monday. Trotter discussed her most recent work and her experience in France at the contemporary art center DRAWinternational. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer During her sabbatical stay in Caylus, France, Ruth Trotter, professor of art, enjoyed... 

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Flu Vaccinations The Student Health Center will be offering influenza vaccinations from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 to students and faculty who qualify. There will be a $10 fee for the vaccine. For more information and to make an appointment call 909-593-3511, ext. 4254. Faculty Lectures The faculty lecture series, sponsored by the Faculty Research Committee and the La Verne Academy will continue at noon on... 
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