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Paper Person. by Kim Abeles.

Social Furniture: A metaphor, not a furniture display

Tristan Longwell, Community News Digital Editor-In-Chief October 4, 2023

When you walk into the exhibit, one of the first works of art you are greeted with upon entry is a horseshoe shaped table containing a urine sample from when artist Kim Abeles was pregnant with her...

Actors auditioning at the State Playhouse Theatre.

Students Prepare for the Production of ‘Something Rotten

Cynthia Harbott, Multimedia Reporter September 30, 2023

As the fall semester begins, students in the theater department have already begun auditions for the musical, “Something Rotten” – a fresh and comedic take on Shakespeare.    The production...

Golden Eagles still have time to submit to the Coca Cola Refreshing Films Contest. Photo provided by Katie Pryor, Program Manager of Coca Cola Refreshing Films.

Submit to the Coca Cola Refreshing Films contest before it’s too late

Tristan Longwell, Community News Digital Editor-In-Chief September 16, 2023

The Coca Cola Refreshing Films contest is a competition that gives college students and recent graduates the opportunity to work with and produce branded content, while receiving mentorship from industry...

“Numa^ia to revive”, created by Roldy Aguera Ablao showing the dress covered in stickers from previous visitors of the exhibit.

Cal State LA Professor co-curates ‘the boba show’ at the Chinese American Museum

Anne To, Editor-In-Chief September 14, 2023

Located on the third level of the Chinese American Museum (CAM), sculptures, paintings, installations and other various forms of art featuring cassava and boba motifs decorate the floor.   Dr....

Nguyen said this still represents a moment of intimacy. Photo by Tristan Longwell.

Two graduate artists on display in on-campus exhibition

Tristan Longwell, Intern Reporter April 27, 2023

This article has been edited after posting, for a correction. Two Cal State LA graduate students, Boone Nguyen and Devanshi Purohit, were featured in this spring's Graduate Thesis exhibition. The...

Boone Nguyen and his family moved from Saigon to Philadelphia when he was seven as refugees. This experience made him create art that represented displaced communities. Photo courtesy of Boone Nguyen.

Meet Boone Nguyen: Putting a spotlight on Vietnamese culture and history

Anne To, Managing Editor March 13, 2023

Flashing images of floral patterns from his mother’s clothing overlay a white ao dai, a traditional Vietnamese garment that is worn by both men and women. The sound of his mother’s village plays in...

A mural of a cemetery

Boyle Heights artists create connections at a local coffee shop while being inspired by the community

Denis Akbari, Community News Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2023

At the Weird Wave Coffee Brewers in Boyle Heights, owner Jackson Defa provides a space for some of the community's artists to grab a cup of joe and seek inspiration for their next masterpieces. Boyle...

People gathered around a circle

First Asian-themed exhibit at Oxy Arts in Eagle Rock helps heal community after racist texts

Gavin J. Quinton, Community News Reporter November 9, 2022

Dozens of people gathered around windows at the Oxy Arts Gallery in Eagle Rock last month. But they didn't see faces staring back. They saw a collection of multicolored post-it notes filled with self-reflections...

Children in the Boys and Girls Clubs child care program help create a poster. Picture taken by Edward Nelson/UT

Prop 28: Should taxpayers help add more arts and music programs in schools?

Thomas Davila, Community News Reporter October 23, 2022

Thinking outside of the box. Engaging diverse learners. Providing a creative and therapeutic outlet. These are some of the benefits of arts and music education, according to advocates of Prop. 28. The...

An actor in a bed, while another actor speaks to them.

Keely and Du in the post-Roe era

Jessica Lopez, Multimedia Reporter October 17, 2022

“Keely and Du,” a production run through early October by the department of theater and dance, centers the voices of underrepresented women in the ongoing conversation of abortion rights.  Written...

Playground Mural Renovation that depicts two tourists in the midst of forest, next to a river, and surrounded by animals

Art and school supplies are ‘little things that can have a big impact’

Andres Perez, Community News Reporter September 27, 2022

Why create murals in economically depressed areas? Those areas need money and resources, not art, some might say. Javier Ruiz, of the H.E.R.R. Foundation in Alhambra, gets it: “The mural is just on...

Loretta E. doing her makeup while looking into a mirror.

How burlesque seduced one performer into an unconventional life

Alyssah Hall, Community News Reporter July 20, 2022

A hostess at Goodfellas, a restaurant in Corona, was dressed all in black in 1940’s attire when a co-worker addressed her: “Loretta, can you seat these people over here? Oh my God, I got your name...

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