Monthly Archives: May 2016

Wk 15 – Artist Convo

Artist: Nancy Young

Exhibition: As The Crow Flies

Media: Ink through Relief Printing

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi Gallery

Website: None

Instagram: None

The artist Nancy Young, is graduating this year with a BFA in printmaking. She told us that in 1984 she was disqualified from the university due to her failing classes because bipolar and substance abuse disorders. Now its different because she is involved in her printmaking major by going to different classes Her exhibition title is called, “As The Crow Flies”. She named this because  she was a person going around the city to increase her skills in printmaking. She did say she doesn’t do it for the money, money isn’t a problem for her because she as a stable job in Orange County.

Her exhibition As The Crow Flies was chosen because she traveled to different parts of Southern California for art workshops, shows, and classes to improve her artwork. Her art work has many different types of canvas to a little sheet of metal that was put into acid to have a design. She stated that most of the pieces had birds eye views from her home city. She used really dull colors in her art. From her artwork you can tell she has a lot of patients and is very experienced.

When we were interviewing Nancy, she told us one of the key points in life is you have to be the type to go out and try new experiences. She said  that there will be hard times throughout the lifetime but it will make you a better person but in her words fly higher. Since she is grading from CSULB she is happy and has achieved her goal. She didn’t plan any of her pieces were planned but happened throughout the day. Nancy is very grateful that she was given another opportunity to finish her goal and get her degree in Art.

This week’s artist conversation was different from others only because she allowed us to touch some of her pieces which she passed some around. She showed emotion towards her art, she is really proud of her artwork. Overall throughout the semester we had really good art gallery which was eye opening seeing different artist and how they work. Seeing different types of art and learning how to view art and appreciate it. What a great way to end of the semester with this art gallery!

Wk 15 classmate convo

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For this week’s classmate convo I interviewed Carlos Cucufate. His hometown is Inglewood where he was born at. He graduated high school in 2015. He is a first year at California State University of Long Beach. He is Business management major which he really enjoy. His two favorite sports are soccer and basketball which he loves to play also. His favorite soccer team is Real Madrid.He likes to listen to rap and hip hop music during his free time he also likes collecting shoes. He does not dorm here so he commutes everyday. From all his classes this seamster he says art 110 is his favorite only because he sees it as a stress reliever from all his other classes. He is happy that he is about to finish his first year at CSULB and is ready for the summer.

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Week 14 – Art Experience

This week’s Art Experience we went to the Japanese Garden during class. I have never went to this garden so I thought it would be cool to go. I knew we had this garden at school but I never knew it was at. I met up with a few friends by the bus stop so we can walk together. I really like being around nature because it relaxes me and I enjoy it. As I enter the Garden it caught my eye because it was very beautiful. I found it cool how we can also feed the fishes from the garden. This was way better than being inside the classroom due to the view we had while trying to draw this image and that we saw. As far as my drawing it was difficult for me because I suck at drawing. I tried my best to draw what I saw but it was difficult. It was cool how you got all of us to go to the garden for one of our art experience. Overall, I really enjoy this experience even though I suck at drawing I had fun. I also found it cool how we sat down with an amazing view to draw something. What a great way to end off a semester with this last Art experience  !!!!!!