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Archive for February, 2021

CSULB Art Alum Diana L. Sánchez in Los Angeles Times article

Posted on February 22, 2021 by School of Art

90CSULB Art Alum Diana L. Sánchez was represented in an article written by Julia Barajas in the Los Angeles Times entitled “How Long Beach students are turning mail into the most personal art.” Sánchez, a DACA recipient while getting her BFA at CSULB still has the bulk of her family living in the Mexican state of Querétaro and says, “To this day there is something special about seeing my parents receive letters from her grandparents after being separated for decades.” As Barajas writes, “Fittingly, Sánchez used a postal envelope as her canvas for an illustration of a monarch butterfly perched on a woman sporting ‘Abolish ICE’ hoop earrings… Monarch butterflies, which journey from the north to Mexico every year, represent ‘migration and resilience.’ She hopes her work will encourage others to re-imagine the U.S. immigration system and craft policy in which migrants cease to be ‘this imaginary threat that justifies injustices and cruelty.'” Sánchez’s artwork is part of an initiative called Couriers of Hope, which will give Long Beach Unified School District students the opportunity to exchange their artwork with professional artists, “transform[ing] envelopes into pieces expressing and exploring the emotion of hope, pointing out the beauty all around us in simple things and quiet observations.”

Congratulations to Ms. Sánchez and all those participating in this amazing show!!

CSULB Art Alumnae in Virtual 3-D exhibition at Kellogg University Art Gallery

Posted on February 12, 2021 by School of Art

st bronxvilleThree CSULB Art alumnae were in a three-woman exhibition at the Kellogg University Art Gallery in Cal Poly Pomona last year. Entitled St. Broxville Wood: Into the Thicket the show featured the artists Jennifer Gunlock, Hilary Norcliffe and Katie Stubblefield. Since the pandemic hit, they were unable to retrieve the art stuck in the Kellogg Gallery, so the gallery staff kept creating extensions and experiments off the original show culminating now with a recreation of the show virtually in 3-D!  The gallery director Michele Cairella-Fillmore will be giving a virtual tour to the virtual show next Friday, February 19, 2021 from 12pm – 1pm (PST). Register here.

The exhibition has been extended as well until August 31, 2021.

Congratulations again to Ms. Gunlock, Ms. Norcliffe and Ms. Stubblefield!