By Cesar Perez |Staff Writer| Popular tween sensation Nick Jonas released his second self-titled album, and reinvents the image of his boyish days as a Jonas Brother. The self-titled album was released on Nov. 10 by Island Records, and is produced by Jason Evigan and Jonas himself. Since I wasn't a fan of the Jonas Brothers, I was not expecting much from the album, but was pleasantly surprised how well the album was made. Jonas's soft and high-pitched vocals make his voice stand out from other artists in the industry today. The album has received positive reviews from musical critics upon its release, and is becoming a hit among CSUSB students. CSUSB senior Marlen Hernandez … [Read more...] about Nick Jonas gets grown up and sexy on now album
By Taylor Vermillion |Staff Writer| “My work presents viewers with an unapologetic depiction of lives on the edge, lives in transition (bodily, emotionally, and circumstantially) and attempts to capture the strength, beauty and resilience of my chosen kin and our shattered yet shared experiences,” said Matthew McMilon. The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) recently showcased the work of McMilon in a solo exhibition entitled “Re-Presentations.” The exhibition was held in The Dutton Gallery at the RAFFMA and premiered on April 3 and lasted through April 10. McMilon’s exhibit featured several collections of photographs, sculptures, poems, and paintings all centered … [Read more...] about Living on the edge
By Lupe Duran |Staff Writer| When people think about art they tend to immediately think about paint and a canvas, not realizing that art isn't restricted to certain tools. CSUSB student Betty Pineda spent her entire life knowing she wanted to be an artist. Over the years she dabbled into painting and drawing, but her true passion was in graphic design. “I love fashion and creating logos,” Pineda said, “those two things, and the number of messed up ads out there that I could do better, are what lead me to wanting to be a Graphic Design and Marketing major.” Aside from fashion, Pineda finds inspiration in music and graffiti. Her talented graffiti is displayed in parking lots … [Read more...] about Student Spotlight: Betty Pineda’s passion for graphic design
By Lupe Duran |Staff Writer| No one knows for sure what the future has in store for us. In situations where we have our hearts set on something, we think we know what career path we're going to pursue, until an unexpected turn of events lead us to discover a new passion. Student Efrain Torres has always had a lingering relationship with art as his grandmother had him participate in art shows while growing up. Torres’ original love was dance and music, but after suffering an injury from which recovery would take too long he found comfort in another form of expression and chose to major in Studio Art. “One day after I got injured I went to an art store bought a canvas and some … [Read more...] about Student Artist Spotlight: Efrain Torres shares his passion for painting with the Chronicle
By Manal Museitef |Staff Writer| A charge of visual artists are illuminating the art world this spring with their inspiring and aesthetically pleasing pieces. One that shines in particular is CSUSB's very own Annie Buckley, an assistant professor of visual studies. Buckley's work is known for hitting the personal nerves of her audience as she addresses the ideas of consciousness and connectivity. "My goal was to express our sense of being, who we are as humans and our own individual experiences," said Buckley. Buckley has recently shown several of her pieces in an exhibit, "Annie Buckley: Into the Deep" held at CSUSB's very own Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA). … [Read more...] about Annie Buckley’s art amazes
By Becky Monreal |Staff Writer | As soon as you enter the “Uberyummy” exhibit at CSUSB’s Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, you will be taken away into a world full of color and artistic talent. The artists featured in the exhibit created installation pieces which are meant to entice the senses of each viewer. The exhibit is meant to create an urge to touch, feel and relate to the pieces inside the exhibit. Each artist is supposed to evoke a certain emotion from the viewers, leaving the viewer to want more from the installation pieces. Famous artists such as Phillip Maberry, Scott Walker and John Oliver Lewis have put their pieces on display for everyone to … [Read more...] about Making art delicious
By Matthew Bramlett Staff Writer One of the most well-known and sought-after street artists may not even exist. Mr. Brainwash, the eccentric filmmaker turned artist whose real name is Thierry Guetta, has seen his image and personal brand explode in recent years. It began in 2008 with his debut art show “Life is Beautiful,” and continueswith his starring turn in graffiti artist Banksy's documentary on the growing street art phenomenon, Exit Through the Gift Shop. Since Banksy's film opened last year, Mr. Brainwash (or, rather, the idea of Mr. Brainwash,) has been the subject of much speculation. All across the Internet, there have been different sources claiming that not only … [Read more...] about Purposeful portrait or preposterous prank?