Wk5 – Classmate Conversation – Tyler Nakashima

This week’s classmate is my new friend, Tyler Nakashima. Tyler is studying Health Science. He is a really active guy. We actually talked a lot about gaming. Tyler is a Street Fighter fan. I also like the series of Street Fighter but didn’t have a chance to play yet. I shared with him that I…

Wk5 – Artist Conversation – Kiyomi Fukui

This week’s artist Conversation is with Kiyomi Fukui at Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery. She is a graduate student at CSU Long Beach. Fukui is a Japanese moved to United States when she was 19 years old. She is planning to keep making art and teach it in the future after graduated. Her gallery is named…

Wk5 – Activity – Ethnography

This week’s activity is to spend a night without electricity. This is not my first time experimenting this. When I was a kid I lived in the country side in Vietnam for 2 years. There was no electricity back then. We don’t use candles but instead used the fireflies. When the sun down, you can…

Wk4 – Classmate Conversation – Kelvin Japco

I met Kelvin in the Max L. Gatov Gallery West this Thursday. He is studying Business major. This is the major that I first crossed out from my list of choices. This is the picture of us in front of The Lullaby of David De Mendoza. Kelvin is also a third semester student likes me….

Wk4 – Artist Conversation – David De Mendoza

Last Thursday, I went to the Max L. Gatov Gallery West for the Artist Conversation week. Right here we have a show of “Disquieting” by David De Mendoza and Vanessa Gamboa. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to meet Gamboa. There are seven pieces in the gallery from both of their works. They are Untitled,…

Wk4 – Activity – Painting

This week’s activity is graffiti painting. I have to go to my grandfather’s house so I decided I will do the work there. As you can see it looks really ugly, at least for me. This is my first time doing graffiti and also first time using spray paint. I enjoyed doing it with my…

Wk3 – Activity – Social Photography

During the SOA Galleries day, I especially like pictures about people posing in the Max L. Gatov East Gallery. This shows that it is a great activity and people are having fun with art. By trying out the pose of the piece you also understand more about that the artist try to say and learn…

Wk3 – Artist Conversation – Nick Bamford

For this week artist conversation, I went to Max L. Gatov East Gallery and met Nick Bamford. Bamford used abstract sculpture fore his show. There are 8 pieces of posing human body that made from cement, plaster, clay, and wood. They don’t have any specific name. Bamford just calls them with simple names depend on…

Wk3 – Classmate Conversation – Thomas Santillan

Thomas is actually the first person that I talked to during this class. It’s not because I’m too shy but because the class is too big and I don’t know anyone in the class. Thanks to SOA Galleries day that the class could actually come closer. It was unexpected for how many things we have…

Wk2 – Activity – Plaster Casting

I went to Hermosa Beach because I’m living at Lawndale, Los Angeles. I actually went there with my family. It have been a long time since we all go to the beach. My little sister helped me out a lot. I got home a little late because of traffic. It is about 20-30 minutes to…