Week 14: Artist Conversation

On December 3, I visited the Marilyn Werby Gallery. In there gallery there were multiple artists’ works. From many of the art, I gave all my attention to paints that were on the center of the gallery. The work I was most interested was worked with my favorite pastel colors. I think that is why my attention was on them!  The name of the work was “What the World Eats” by Chris Hampton. From the work the artist wanted to show the connection between food and people in the world. Food is like photography giving inspiration and more. It supports our body and minds.

At the gallery, I had the chance to talk with the artist Lourdes Martinez. She her work was on the podium in the gallery. She wanted to show space craft in camera. She zoomed in the space craft so that people won’t know what actually it is. She likes to take photos that are hard to tell. This is her last year at CSULB. She is majoring in photography. She was interested in photography when she was in high school. She does not know what she wants to do in the future for sure but she is planning to intern. She was a very nice and friendly!

Looking at the works in the gallery, I really wanted to take pictures! I always try to take good pictures but it never works. I don’t have my own style in taking picture. I felt that my way of taking pictures is not pretty so I always followed my friends’ way. However, after listening to the artist I thought everyone has their own way of taking pictures and making art. I realized that it is a good thing to have my own views and ways in art.

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Week 14: Classmate Conversation

For this week classmate conversation, I had the chance to talk with Kim Pham and Jasmynn Nguyen.For my first classmate conversation, I talked with Kim Pham. Kim Pham is a second year at CSULB. She is majoring in health science. She commutes to school everyday from Huntington Beach. She likes to eat, shop, hang out, and travel! She said music and tattoo had on impact her life in artistic ways.

For my second classmate conversation, I talked with Jasmynn Nguyen. She is a third year at CSULB. She is majoring in child development. She wants take a break on next semester. She commutes from West Minster. She is Vietnamese. She likes to practice makeup during her free time. Her makeup was so perfect when I met her! She said makeup and music has impact on her life because she grew up with them and got through difficulty in life with them. It was nice talking to both classmate I met this week.

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Week 13: Artist Conversation

For this week, I visited the Marilyn Werby Gallery. I was so fascinated when I walked in the gallery.Everything in the gallery was something I enjoyed looking at! All the works in the gallery reminded me of cartoons I liked as a kid. Although it wasn’t the same cartoon, I still thought of my childhood. Many of the works had stories, it was like story telling place. I walked around the gallery while looking at the works. The drawings were very pretty! It made me took more pictures than I took before. Many of the works looked similar but different. It wasn’t just one artist’s work in the gallery.

At the gallery, I had the chance to talk with Tyler Tuyett. He is a student at CSULB. He transferred from community college. He is an animation student. This is his last semester at CSULB. Currently, he is working at a studio and designs his own characters. He uses photoshop very often. He made a puppet animation character, which was made with clay and wire. The character was baked in the oven. It is a 3D slow motion character. He believes that he has lots of freedom with animation. Animation is art.

Looking at the works in the gallery, I thought of my childhood. As a kid I loved to watch animations and cartoons. Every morning, the first thing I did was turn on the T.V.. Now a day, it is hard to watch cartoons and animations. However, looking at the works in the gallery made it seem like I was actually watching cartoons and animations. It was a nice feeling to see something you liked as a kid. It really brought back memories.




Week 13: Classmate Conversation

For this week classmate conversation, I had the chance to talk with Leslie Lopez. This is her second year at CSULB. She is majoring in Criminal Justice! She loves to go to Disneyland, the beach, shopping, and hanging out with her friends and family. She has two younger brothers and also has three dogs. She lives in Paramount. After graduating, she is planning to go to grad school and get master degree in criminal or psychology. Her thought on art haven’t changed since the beginning. She believes that art is a way you can express freely and there are many choices in art. It was nice meeting her!



Week 12: Activity (E-Portfolio)

For this week activity, I created my E-Portfolio. I didn’t make a new website for this. I redecorated my website and added somethings. For my e-portfolio, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I am interested in many things like the oceans and nature; however, I wanted to do something more special, something my audience can see and know more about me. For this reason, I decided to make an e-portfolio about my memories I had with my friends, family, and myself. In my e-portfolio, I added few pictures that I really wanted to share. From all the pictures, I wanted to share my memories with my second picture. It is a picture of a fruit tart I made for my mom’s birthday. I wanted to make the tart to surprise my mother! I had to wait until 3:00 am to start baking. For some reason, my mother decided to sleep late. For this cake, I didn’t use any receipt! My mom was really happy about it when I made it for her birthday.

All of these picture are not recent! These pictures were from 2-4 years ago. When I was in High School, my first concert to my favorite band, first trip to Disney Land and New Mexico with my friends, first time at Sea World, and few dates I had with my precious people! The picture I posted are all most my first experiences! I hope my audience can relate my favorite memories to their own favorite memories. Your memories might not be so perfect but picture last forever and remembers the memories for you.




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Week 12: Artist Conversation

On November 12, I visited the Max L. Gatov Gallery West. When I walked in the gallery, I was very familiar with the backgrounds of the art. The work of the artist showed a community that I was familiar with. The painting of the beach with people was something I saw in my daily life. The work of the artist really portrayed the community. In the work, you can see many different types of people. There were family, friends, someone who is drunk, and some alone. These types of people are easily found in communities. All the details in the art really showed the community.

At the gallery, I had the chance to talk with Christopher Linquata. He is 38 years old and this semester is his last semester at CSULB. He is majoring in representative drawing. It took him about 4 months to finish his work. His painting was inspired by early Renaissance. He used acrylic paint for his work. Usually, his works are often mythological and religious. His work was based off area of Long Beach in San Pedro. He didn’t write message about those painting because he wanted the audience to find out.

When looking at his work, I thought of my community, Los Angeles. From the painting I saw, I felt like all communities are the same even though they are in different areas. I thought the drawing showed Los Angeles community at first because it was so similar. Although, everyone have different thoughts, religion, and more, we are all still the same.


Week 12: Classmate Conversation

For this week classmate conversation, I talked with Emily Snyder. This is her first year at CSULB. Currently, she is majoring in Elementary Education. She is from Nebraska and dorms at CSULB. She likes to play guitar, play piano, watch movies, and travel. Coming form Nebraska, she love California and its weather. There are only fifteen-hundred people living in her town. She loves CSULB. She wants to work with kids because she loves kids and she nannied five kids for 5 years. She volunteered and helped since she was in high school. Emily said dark colors calms her down and bright colors like red excites her!