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Archive for March, 2013

CSULB Graphic Design Students take 3rd place in national Disney competition

Posted on March 28, 2013 by School of Art

Walt Disney Imagineering’s 22nd ImagiNations Design Competition has concluded, and students representing Cal State Long Beach have taken third prize.

ImagiNations challenges college students from around the country to conceive and craft a proposal for a new Disney theme park, attraction, resort hotel or other themed entertainment experience or product. This year’s contestants were given the following guideline: Come up with a concept for a family entertainment experience in a setting where Disney does not already have a presence.

From 187 initial submissions, Allie Wong, Anthony Martinez and Amanda Madden were chosen as finalists in the 22nd Disney Imagineering ImagiNations competition for their project “Disney’s Holmby Martin Railway.” The group’s design is a train ride from Chicago to California, showing Walt Disney’s journey to success as well as reflecting his fascination of trains. Each stop represents a chapter in Disney’s life, and the rooms on the train have a special Disney influence, complete with character dining with Mickey, Minnie, Oswald and friends.

Congratulations to Ms. Wong, Mr. Martinez and Ms. Madden on their success!

For more information, click here (and here).



“Scientific Technologies & the Natural World” at Ontario Airport featuring CSULB lecturer April Kawakoa and art alumna Christine Nguyen

Posted on March 19, 2013 by School of Art

Los Angeles World Airports in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, announces a new exhibition of sculptures, cyanotypes, and collaborative mixed-media installations by CSULB lecturer in Metals, April Kawaoka and CSULB art alumna Christine Nguyen. Featuring artworks influenced by nature and technology, the artists collaborated to combine technical processes and aesthetics, while simultaneously evoking new perceptions and ideas of science and the vast world around us. The exhibition is on display at LA/Ontario International Airport in Terminals 2 and 4 through December 2013, for the travelling public. For more information click here (or here.)