This week art gallery I visited the Dutzi Gallery and it was interesting and amazing. The artists who had their art work displayed in the Dutzi Gallery were Angie Samblotte and Lacy McCune. Their artwork was titled “Taking my Time in the Paradigm”. Paradigm is pretty much a typical example or pattern of something. Seeing that word in the title, I lookat some of their beautiful paintings and drawings and thought the title was well suited. For example, one of the art piece was a drawing and it caught my attention because it made me think about how it resembled the branch of life. I got that impression by looking at how the drawing started to grow big and evolve to something beautiful. Some of their other artworks resembled that pattern as well. For example, another art piece I saw was a bunch of small objects that resembled furniture. It look sound simple but when I saw the creativity put into these, I really thought it was interesting because it had some crystal glass growing on the furniture. I like how the artists made these furniture. They all look like the old century furniture that we do not see often these days in people homes.
This week I got to meet a classmate that cherish a same heritage as mine. Alex Lo is a Sophomore here at CSULB and is majoring in Kinesiology. Alex’s ethnicity is Chinese/Vietnamese and he takes pride in his culture and heritage. He says he respects and appreciate his parents,grandparents, and his relatives for all the sacrifices they have put in to create a better life for him. I really respect Alex. I have seen many people not understanding how much sacrifices has been made by their ancestors for them to be here. Alex mentions that he is the youngest of his two elder brothers. He loved being here at Long Beach and the community around here. He said he definitely fits in with the skaters out here since his hobbies includes skating. Alex also workout and played a lot of football and volleyball. When I asked him about art, he said that he was not really into art. It was nice meeting him and very kind of him of letting me interviewing him. Here is his website, check it out! http://alexanderl0.com/
This week was a pretty cool. I got to meet a classmate that share a lot of my interest. Melanie is a third year student here at CSULB and she is currently undeclared, but she told she was thinking of declaring as a film major special in screen writing. Melanie likes to write stories in her head and draw out the characters. She is a big fan of Anime and Manga, like me. She also loved playing game, especially Japan games. If games that are not translated and export oversea, she would import them from their country. That is pretty crazy since that is mostly $100 and above for one single game. She also write fan fiction about existing anime stories to keep her writing sharp. Overall it was pretty awesome meeting Melanie, a fellow classmate that shares my interest!
One of her drawing! Go check her site out! It look pretty awesome! http://melaniecolli.com/
This week I got to witness a fascinating art piece in the CSULB gallery created by an artist called Nathaniel Glauninger. A square box made out of pennies. The pennies are stacked on top one another. The reflection of the light from the pennies made it look really awesome. It made me think for a moment the instant I saw the art piece. Penny are considered the lowest valued form of American currency and is disregard by majority of people. For example, a person walk and found a penny on the floor, chances are, he probably will not even bother to pick it up and walk past it. However, with this art piece I seen today, it seems to me that anything people disregard can be made into something awesome. Looking at that art made me think, “Well now that is worth a lot of money despite it being made out of the lowest currency.”
This week I got the chance to meet Tanner Binsfeld, a fellow classmate. This is his second year here at CSULB. His current major is Kinesiology in physical therapy. Tanner told me he is taking Art 110 because of GE requirement. I asked him if he like the class and he respond it is an okay class. He like the activity portion of the class but gallery/artist interview section he really does not like it. That is because he said he does not feel anything from arts. He currently dorm here at CSULB instead of commuting since it is about 1+ hr drive. Anyway, it was very nice meeting Tanner and know more about someone’s life like usual. Here is his site, go check it out! http://tannerbinsfeld.com/
This week I got meet David Aceves who I approached for an interview because it seems everyone in the class was taken. David actually already got a partner that he interviewed with together but he is generous enough to give his time and let me interview him! David is a senior and is graduating this year, although he looks really young. David major in Civil Engineering. I asked David about any clubs he was in and he told me that he used to be part of the sailing club but couldn’t participate as much as he would like because he was busy. I also asked him about why he is taking art 110. Turns out he is mandated to take this class in order to graduated because of GE requirement. I then asked if he like the class, he said it was pretty cool and not the kind of art class he was expecting. Currently, David works as a tutor in the horn center, although he can’t work past 20 hours a week since he is a student. David told me he was once paid to assemble a 3-D printer which is amazing since I seen those technology in media a lot. David is pretty cool guy check his site out! http://DavidAceves.com/
This week at the CSULB’s art galleries. I attracted to an artist name Isaiah Ulloa and the work he has accomplished. His art was displayed in a show called “Labyrinth”. Other artists beside Isaiah that are in the same show as him were Angel G. Franco and Juan Martin. When I interviewed Isaiah, he told me he had one piece that he made by himself. He also mentions he has another one that was a collaboration work with the other artists. None of the art pieces in the show had titles which is nice because I can think of a title of my own.
The art piece itself was fascinating. The art layout is like a snow field while in the middle of it is a mold of a human. After interviewing, Isaiah, I found out that the mold was actually came from him. This art piece gave me a feeling of loneliness and desolation because it look like a human dying in a snow field with no help.
Isaiah also told me that the art was created by technology. He had his body scanned on a computer and carved by a machine. The snow looking material were all foam materials. The artists used 3D printers which I heard a lot lately. It is my first time to witness a product of 3D printers and it was awesome.
This week I had the pleasure of talking to Charlie Teloma. He is a freshman and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He lived in the city of Buena Park and commutes from there to school. His other school of choice beside CSULB was UC San Diego. Charlie told me he is taking Art 110 because it was a general education course and that he wants to get 16 units. Also he was not expecting what Art 110 turns out to be. He initially thought it was a drawing class. Now he finds the class more interesting than he would have thought. He is pretty cool guy when you get to know him. I am very glad to have met and talk with Charlie this week. Here is his blog. Go check it out! http://charlie110art.wordpress.com/