Wk 5 – Art Experience – Graffiti

September 25, 2016; Los Angeles, CA

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This week, our art project was to write our name in “bubble” letters using at least two different colored cans of spray paint. I like graffiti, however, I’ve never handled a can of spray paint before. I was a little wary going into this project.

I conducted this art project on Sunday, an excruciatingly hot day. I picked up two cans of spray paint at Lowe’s and set up my work station. I did not have an open wall, so I put down paper on a table and worked on top of that.

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Wk 5 – Artist Conversation – Jane Weibel

This week, I had the opportunity to visit a local artist’s exhibit at the Max L. Gatov Gallery and ask her a few questions about the exhibit she had on display. Jane Weibel, a senior at CSULB about to earn her BFA, had an exhibit called “I am a Feminist.” displaying a multitude of different kinds of art.

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Max L. Gatov Gallery at School of Art, Cal State Long Beach, CA

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Wk 4 – Art Experience – Automatic Drawing

This week, our art project was automatic drawing. This project required two people to sit in front of each other and share a pencil or pen and  draw together with their eyes closed. I chose to do this project with my mom. The first thing I did was get all the supplies ready. Instead of using a pencil or pen, I opted for using some pastels I had laying around.

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Wk 4 – Artist Conversation – May Ta

This week, the students in ART 110 returned to the gallery on campus to experience more amazing pieces of art! I looked at all the exhibits this week, however, the one that specifically caught my attention was the exhibit ,”Closer”, a project put on display by Carly Lake and May Ta in the Dennis W. Dutzi gallery. I had the opportunity to meet May Ta during my visit, a senior studying fine arts and illustration at CSULB.

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W3 – Artist Conversation – Ellin Fam

This week was the first week we met outside the classroom and at the CSULB School of Art gallery for ART 110. We had the opportunity to walk around and explore various exhibits that CSULB artists had put up. After a bit of exploring, I walked into the Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery and decided I wanted to focus on that particular exhibit.

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Wk2 – Classmate Conversation – Erika Perez

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Classmate conversation with Erika Perez

During week two of ART 110, I had the opportunity to meet Erika Perez, a fellow CSULB student here. She is a film and electronic arts major, is a 2nd year student, and hails from Norwalk, CA. During our conversation, we talked about what we did over the summer. I shared details about my trip to Oregon and she shared that she went to a music festival in Pomona! That got us talking about what kind of music we both liked. She told me she liked genres revolving around rock and alternative. I shared that similarity and even recommended a band to her!

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