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The show must go on: Cal State LA’s Department of Theatre and Dance moves plays to virtual

The theater department rehearses and practices using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) to create backgrounds for the first upcoming play. Photo Meredith Greenburg.

Lurdes Villalpando, Intern Reporter

October 15, 2020

The pandemic led events to be canceled, but that was not enough to keep the Department of Theatre and Dance down.  Department chair Meredith Greenburg has been working with the cast and staff members remotely through Zoom to bring these four productions to light. Although the student actors and staff...

Hollywood production designer awarded for his ‘wondrous’ work at Eagle-Con 2020

Executive director of the Art Directors Guild Chuck Parker (left), production designer Rick Carter (middle) and Cal State LA’s Arts and Letter Dean, Linda Essig, (right) gather for photos as the ceremony comes to a close.

Isaac Gutierrez and Joshua Letona

March 9, 2020

To commemorate about 30 years of work, Hollywood production designer Rick Carter was presented with the Imaginator Award: an award given at Cal State LA’s Eagle-Con 2020. According to the Eagle-Con website, the award celebrates “wondrous” achievements in visual conceptualization and standout achieve...

Golden Eagle February movie roundup

Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, (left) and James Marsden (right) in a scene from “Sonic the Hedgehog.”

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

March 6, 2020

February saw lots of surprises when it came to movie releases with “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey” underperforming at the box office, “Sonic the Hedgehog” becoming a success following a total character redesign, and “The Invisible Man” remake being a critical hit. Cal State LA students offe...

Eagle-Con art exhibit opening reception continues seven-year tradition

Mimi Gramatky gives a tour of the Arts Directors Guild Exhibition Opening Reception to the TVF science fiction class.

Isaac Gutierrez, Digital Editor

March 6, 2020

With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in mind, and a heavy emphasis on life and exploration through the lens of science and fantasy, the Palmer Wing Walkway exhibited the concept-to-post-production artwork of powerhouse production designer and art director, Rick Carter. Some of his notable projects...

Protesting through dance

Dancers performing “La Hielera” and “The Icebox” shows a representation on how detention facilities deprived migrants of “basic needs.”

Tahiti Salinas, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

‘Dances of Protest’ addresses immigration and detention centers at the State Playhouse

New Exhibit Shows Off Faculty Artwork

An untitled installation by wood and ceramics by Tetsuji Aono displayed at the Fine Arts Gallery.

Rosio Flores, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

Wood ceramics, oil and acrylic on canvas, photos and multimedia artworks were all made by faculty and are currently on display. The differences in media of their artistry showed the diversity of fine art that professors are capable of. The "Makings" exhibition curated by Dr. Mika Cho, director of...

The Fellowship of “The Traveling Canvas”

At the Fine Arts Gallery last week, an exhibition titled The Traveling Canvas was shown where mulitple artists contributed to a shared piece of art on a canvas resulting in a unity of contrasted images.

Richard Tzul, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2019

A world’s worth of art has traveled to the Golden Eagle campus. “The Traveling Canvas” exhibition is a collaboration from artists around the globe, currently displayed at Cal State LA’s Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery. “The Traveling Canvas” is a collection of canvases, each one...

The Fine Arts Gallery Gets A New Name

Tom Wesselmann's Study for Mouth No. 4 is the first piece of artwork displayed at the Pop Culture exhibit at Cal State LA's newly renamed fine arts gallery titled the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

June 17, 2019

The Fine Arts Gallery changed its name to the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery on May 9, 2019. Ronald H. Silverman was a Cal State LA alumni who earned himself a master’s degree in 1955. He was also a professor at Cal State LA, eventually becoming chair of the Department of Art. He worked for ...

Pop Culture at the Fine Arts Gallery

Big Eye by Tony Tasset on display at the Fine Arts Gallery

Joshua Letona, Contributing Writer

June 10, 2019

Scrooge McDuck, Supergirl and a giant eyeball are on display at Cal State LA. Formerly known as the Fine Arts Gallery, the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery opened its doors again this summer for an all new exhibit: “Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation." ...

University Celebrates The Year of the Pig

Immortals performing Lion Dance front and center for the audience of the Lunar New Year event. Photo by Joshua Mejia

Marissa Chavez, Digital Editor

February 6, 2019

The Cross Cultural Centers (CCC) host an event on campus last Thursday to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The day included special performances, crafts, guest speakers and a variety of cultural food. Each year, many of the individuals who celebrate this tradition do not go to work or do any cleaning...

Andy Garcia Electrifies the Luckman

Andy Garcia performing on the drums with his band on stage

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

For the past few years, Andy Garcia and his All Star CineSons have booked an impressive array of gigs, from the Geffen Playhouse to the Catalina Jazz Club. It was only a matter of time before they injected the Luckman Fine Arts Complex with a shot of that Cuban flavor only they deal. On Feb. 2, Andy...

Redefining Artistic Expression

Redefining Artistic Expression

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

The Fine Arts Gallery is bringing in the spring semester with a new exhibition. From now until Feb. 21, the 2,800 square-foot space is a school within a school, showcasing the work of community professionals–poets, painters, sculptors, designers, videographers-–to question norms and fight institutionalized...

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