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February 2016

Wk 5- Art Experience- Cruisine, Couture, or Coiffure

This week me and one of my roommates made costumes to go along to the theme of the 7 deadly sins. We were money representing the sin of greed. We made our money boas out of large 100 dollar bills and painted on our shirts. To top it all off we order money hats off Amazon to really complete the look. 11071734_1067969289886054_2825361551934387514_n

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Wk 5 -Artist Conversation – Krystal Ramirez

Artist: Krystal Ramirez

Exhibition: Fuse: Join to Form A Single Entity

Media: Metal

Gallery: CSULB School of Art Gatov Gallery West

Instagram: kreeestol

Krystal is currently a student at California State University pursuing a degree in 3D media with a specification in metal. In her free time she enjoys doing DIY crafts and going to thrift stores. She has always been drawn to metal and has fallen in love with it. after graduation she doesn’t have a perfect plan but does want to work in some type of industrial design.

I was really drawn to her salt and pepper shakers. They were completely made out of metal and after learning that metal is her focus it was awesome to see a piece like this. They look like just a normal piece of art and as you got closer you saw they actually served a purpose.

After talking with Krystal working with metal was definitely her favorite and she strives to make function pieces along with ones that are appealing to the eye.

My experience at the gallery was very overwhelming this week. It was unclear to what pieces belonged to what artist. But Krystal was very sweet and willing to answer all of our questions. i enjoyed seeing her work and getting to know her a little bit better.

Wk 5-Classmate Conversation- Annie Ronning

Annie Ronning is an athletic training major and originally from the bay area specifically Brentwood. She loves to snowboard go to the beach and play with her dog. She thinks this class is very fun! Annie recently had joined a sorority this semester. She very much enjoys Delta Gamma and although she is joining in her second year she is happy to have the opportunity. Her favorite part about Long Beach is the weather and having her brother here.IMG_1446

Wk 4 – Classmate Conversation- Sean Hernandez

This week I spoke with Sean Hernandez. Sean is actually one of my oldest friends from high school. I thought it would be interesting to talk to him because we normally don’t get to interview each other. Thing I do know about Sean is we are both involved in greek life, he is an economic major, he wrestled in high school, we went to the same high school, and he has a little brother. What I learned about him is that his dad is in the army and that he has changed his major 4 times. I also learned that he is allergic to Gluten, which made me feel like a bad friend for not knowing. Sean and me will hopefully continue our friendship past our years in college.

Sean Hernandez Website: fahrenheit393.wordpress.comIMG_1373

Wk 4- Artist Conversation-Samuel Jernigan

Exhibition Information

Artist: Samuel Jernigan
Exhibition: Weight of Whimsy and Ideals
Media: Glass, Wood, Ceramic
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West
Website: Cargocollective.com/samueljernigan
Instagram: samueljenri

Samuel Jernigan recently graduated from California State University Long Beach  with a bachelors in ceramics.  He is originally from Central California by the Bay area. He loves making and eat food and is also an avid musician.  Plus he enjoys riding his bike up in the mountains. His art explores the idea of trying to find more in a  piece. He takes something with a fixed meaning and creates it into something else.

Jernigan work has a very whimsy feel to it. If takes normal children’s toys and makes them into thing you would never think of. His ceramic pieces have such clean and smooth lines. He adds in bright colors, which makes the pieces look very appealing. As you look you at his work it leaves you with a sense of wanting more.

Samuel described the idea of unfixing the fixed meaning of a children’s toys. There was a childish theme to all the pieces but still had a mature feel to them. He made you feel like there was something more to every piece than it just being a children’s toy.

I think the exhibit was very fun spirited and brought back childhood memories. I enjoyed seeing things I played with as a kid turned into new and unique pieces. For myself it showed how things change over times. My perception of how these toys should be used has been altered as I matured.

Wk 2- Art Experience- Plaster Casting  

   
 This weeks art experience was one for the books. As normal college students we waited till Sunday to finish our projects. The only problem here was it was pouring rain. Although the rain stopped by the time we arrived at the beach, the wind and cold weather did not. My finger tips on my plaster hand got lost but overall it was a crazy fun experience. 

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