All posts tagged: Art

Millennial artists use Instagram to shine light on social justice issues

Written by Pamela Ardon, Staff Writer As social media continues to grow, Instagram has become the new media outlet for millennial artists to showcase their artwork. This new generation of artists is using their artwork to express their views on social justice issues that are often dismissed or ignored. In other words, museums and art galleries are not so much the first choice anymore. Artists (mainly from ages 18 to 25) use their Instagram accounts to shine a light on subjects through all creative platforms including music, literature, film, drawings, paintings, photography, and more. However, they are also pushing and challenging the boundaries that art industries have normalized. Ojo Agi, 24, uses her art to explore and address the issues of race, gender, and cultural identity. The Nigerian-born self-taught artist aspires to tell stories that people of color and any background can relate to. She challenges to break the “myopic lens where women of color are often portrayed,” as well as gain a deeper understanding of what beauty means to her. “I hope in viewing …

A Prismatic Drudis Gallery experience

Written by Jessica Flores, Treasurer  Step into the art department’s senior gallery show Prismatic and you’ll walk into a room filled with an array of unique work. Without a doubt, the artists’ work reveals a talent that must not go unnoticed. Seniors debuted their projects on Saturday, April 23 which is a requirement for the Bachelors of Arts degree. Projects consist of black and white photography, acrylics on illustration boards, oil paintings, and much more. Christianna Loza’s project “The Sasquatch of Camp Pine Trails” is a collection of acrylics on illustration boards. “I grew up going to camps and I even ended up working them for years [and] those memories really have stuck with me,” she said. “These beautiful landscapes of snow-capped peaks or towering trees feel like home and peace to me, it’s where I go when life gets stressful and has become where I go to paint in my room when getting outdoors isn’t possible.” Tanya Morales’s project “Inside” is a collection of a white gouache matte medium mixed with glow in the dark powder …

Your invitation to Word of Mouth presented by The Athenian Print and Student Affairs

Written by The Athenian Print The Athenian Print and Student Affairs would like to welcome you to our Word of Mouth event this Wednesday, November 11 from 6:30-8:30 pm outside of the Chalon Campus Center, first floor. This is an event where all forms of art may be expressed and shared with others. From songs to dance, and poems, the floor is yours to educate others on what you may be passionate about. There will be an open mic for all to use, complimentary coffee, churro and candy bar. Also, this is an outdoor event so please bundle up as we enjoy the beautiful view of Los Angeles.

Ana Teresa Fernandez on erasing the U.S.-Mexico border

Written by Tamara Murga, Editor-in-Chief Mexican artist Ana Teresa Fernandez continues to impress many with her 2011 project, Borrando La Frontera, which translates to Erasing the Border. She explores the depth of having a wall dividing two countries that share one sky and its impact when taken off. The triple-fenced, fifteen-foot border that divides the United States and Mexico holds a variety of shared and untold stories from both sides.

Drudis Art Gallery presents: “No Human is Illegal” exhibit featuring “The History of the Poster”

Written by Tamara Murga, Editor-in-Chief Monday, October 26 marked the opening of the exhibit “No Human is Illegal” with guest speaker David Edwards Bryd, on the history of the poster at MSMU’s art gallery. Guests were welcomed to the opening reception with free cake, coffee, tea, and an evening full of awe moments. Posters of all shapes and sizes filled the white spaces of the gallery. Though many galleries have a particular piece that stands out, this collection grabbed every eye from every corner and angle. The use of bright colors, bold letter forms, and striking photographs, packaged an everlasting message: ” No human being is illegal.”