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Mariachi Plaza development planning gets extension

An illustration showing a building and a semi-circular shade structure in a courtyard.
Metro needs more time to analyze the project, ensure it will work
January 15, 2021

At a virtual meeting on Dec. 3, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously approved a 6-month extension on its agreement with the East LA Community Corporation, which is planning...

Eastside Los Angeles landmarks: 12 of the community’s favorite places

A historic-looking, tall white building in an urban area.
A virtual tour of East Los Angeles and neighboring communities
January 8, 2021

Many of us are stuck indoors during the COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the places and landmarks that make the Eastside so special. The UT’s Community News section asked Eastsiders...

The fight to preserve two former Chicano art centers in Highland Park

Photo of 5605-5607 N. Figueroa St., where the nomination for the Historic-Cultural Monument for the Centro de Arte Publico is located. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning in a
January 6, 2021

Highland Park and Northeast Los Angeles was once a massive hub for Chicano art and activism.  Many of the most influential Chicano artists of the 1970s came together and created the two most influential...

Art and healing during a pandemic

A crowd of people stand around musicians at night
December 29, 2020

If Leimert Park is considered an artistic and cultural hub, at least part of the credit goes to Ben Caldwell, who started the Leimert Park Art Walk 10 years ago and has worked on various projects in the...

From childhood art enthusiast to local muralist

Juan in the process of painting his Vanessa Guillen mural. Photo courtesy of Juan Solis.
East Los Angeles artist Juan Solis' mural of Vanessa Guillen draws national attention
December 29, 2020

As a child growing up in Boyle Heights, Juan Solis was so drawn to the neighborhood’s vibrant murals that he’d read up on the artists at his local library. One artist that stood out to him was well-known...

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.
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...

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.
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...

Golden Eagle February movie roundup

Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, (left) and James Marsden (right) in a scene from “Sonic the Hedgehog.”
Cal State LA students share thoughts on major February movies
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...

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.
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...

Protesting through dance

Dancers performing “La Hielera” and “The Icebox” shows a representation on how detention facilities deprived migrants of “basic needs.”
March 2, 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.
For the first time in five years, faculty and adjunct faculty fill the gallery with their art
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...

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.
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...

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