By Destiny Carter |Staff Writer| I could tell that the vibe for the evening at the Garcia Center in San Bernardino would be very chill and laid back, which is just what I experienced. There were 20 easels setup with canvases, art supplies, and soothing classical music playing. People were talking among one another, grabbing glasses of wine and finger foods, and picking their seats for the evening. The building opened as a cultural center in 1935 and was abandoned in 2008, thus becoming the target of vandals leaving the center empty, cold, and in ruins. The center has since turned a new leaf thanks to the help of the community. San Bernardino Generation Now is the leading … [Read more...] about Garcia Center revamps with “Spirits and Arts”
By Arthur Medrano |Staff Writer| Artists Scott Hove and Baker's Son present Break Bread in Los Angeles' downtown fashion district. This fun, cake-themed gallery housed six chambers with over 9000 square feet of sculptures, an ice cream truck, and a coffee lounge to quench your thirst on this unique experience. Having never gone to an art gallery myself, I wasn't sure what to expect. The entrance was difficult to find due to its staircase entrance, which was occupied with a make-shift hat shop leading into the second story warehouse. At the end of the stairway, I could already see the first exhibit of a canopy bed decorated with flowers. This hole in the wall gallery, owned by Think … [Read more...] about Break Bread art gallery opens in L.A.
By Ezequiel Ramos |Staff Writer| Downtown Riverside is home to the Riverside Art Museum, a place that houses unique and interesting paintings and sculptures. The location of this museum allows the community to choose between a day or night visit with many restaurants and various attractions for an enjoyable experience. Walking into the museum, an individual can feel the artistic atmosphere of this establishment. Upon entering, it is difficult to miss the beautifully centered patio, surrounded by plants and trees, and an abstract painting that captures the eye. To the left of the entrance, the exhibit “Baby Tattooville” has two unique portraits. One of these … [Read more...] about Downtown Riverside gets artsy
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 Mintimer Avila |Staff Writer| Artist, Beatriz Mejía-Krumbein has made it her mission to represent the voiceless through her work. Art is more than lines and color; it is a form of expression that conveys a strong message. Mejía-Krumbein has created powerful pieces of art that tackle controversial topics such as, child abuse, neglect and the misuse of power. She was born in Columbia but immigrated to the United States in 1987 after spending time in Mexico and Germany. She has served as Chair of the Art Department and director of the Brandstater Gallery at La Sierra University since 2004. Mejía-Krumbein had the opportunity to showcase her exhibit, “I Am Still An Artist: … [Read more...] about Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein is an artist
By Mariela Limon |Staff Writer| CSUSB’s Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art gathered “Perspectives” artists Linda Vallejo, Luis G. Hernandez, Gregg Stone and David Rosales for a panel discussion on their work Thursday night. "Perspectives" is rich in culture, color and experience of artists from different backgrounds. The artists' work can resonate with those who have had the same experience and those who try to understand them. Linda Vallejo, a Boyle Heights native, has been painting since she was four years old. Her exhibition “Make ‘Em All Mexican,” features repurposed antiques of pop culture icons. “I buy antiques and restore them,” said Vallejo. Elvis Presley and … [Read more...] about Local artists shine a light on their “Perspectives.”
By Desirae Contreras |Staff Writer| English professor and published poet Juan Delgado has dedicated himself to inspiring others through his writing. The CSUSB Alumnus has published books: “Green Web” (1994), “El Campo” (1998), “A Rush of Hands” (2003) and his soon-to-be released “Vital Signs and Lavish Weeds.” Delgado has learned to appreciate the inner beauty of life’s simplicities through his poetry. “I’m writing about the things that matter to me and the context and culture in my history. I am affirming and acknowledging my past with poetry,” said Delgado. Delgado was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and came to the United States with his family when he was 6 years old. He received … [Read more...] about Professor Delgado inspired by simplicity