Story of birth celebrated in Pasadena Museum of California Art’s last exhibit

The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is currently showing “Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again,” a pointed commentary on gender, femaleness and motherhood. The collection is predominantly comprised of sewed images of maternity and the birthing process. According to the PMCA’s description, the…

Weingart opens new exhibit: “South of Fletcher”

Weingart Gallery opened its doors to the public with the release of photojournalist Bear Guerra and journalist Ruxandra Guidi’s photo and film exhibit “South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie” Sept. 13. The artists, who form the Fonografia Collective, worked…

“UnderExposed” highlights importance of properly photographing dark-skinned subjects

Juniors Laura Searles, Janeth Aparicio and Jack Schofield* hosted an art show and makeup workshop entitled “UnderExposed” in the Bengal Room Friday, Nov. 17. The event was part of the Oxy Arts Initiate! Program, which Oxy Arts Director Deena Selenow created last spring.…

Oxy Arts series highlights Los Angeles through the eyes of artist Patrick Martinez

Patrick Martinez, the first speaker in the Oxy Arts speaker series, spoke to a crowd of around 40 students, professors and community members Feb. 7 in Choi Auditorium. Last semester, Oxy Arts asked the Occidental student body for suggestions via email for…

“OURS” gallery opening celebrates Femme artists of color

Gallery-goers shook off umbrellas as they arrived for “OURS,” an art show highlighting women and femme artists of color. The exhibit features many Occidental students’ work including pieces by Irene Lam (senior)*, AB Choi (senior), Elizabeth Wu (senior), Rosie Yasukochi (junior), and Olivia Davis (senior)**. Local artists, Kiara Walls and Krystel Beltran…

Art for all — Underground Museum offers an inclusive space to experience art

Tucked between a convenience store and a liquor shop, the Underground Museum is not where one would expect to find art. But the location of the museum was no accident to the late Noah Davis, artist and the museum’s creator. Located in the…

CDC offers wider range of art internships

Author: Demi Duenes Nestled comfortably in Los Angeles, Occidental students have virtually unlimited access to museums, stage theaters and concert halls. Additionally, the convenient location creates opportunities for art-interested students to explore and enhance their knowledge in the art world. This…

Neon museum livens up South Glendale

Author: Griff Wynne From a catchy John Mayer song to an easy party theme, there’s no denying that neon is a versatile substance. Apart from lining the streets of Vegas, neon art is a popular contemporary art medium gracing galleries, exhibits…

L.A. artist fuses pop culture, politics in Weingart showcase

Author: Flora Adamian Students who enter Occidental’s Weingart gallery encounter the unexpected combination of former First Lady Nancy Reagan in watercolor to their right and black-and-white photographs of bread-dough sculptures to their left. Even more startling on the white-walled exhibit is…

Alumnus documents LA’s hidden gems

Author: Lauren Rewers Tom Carroll ’08 sees beauty in unusual places. Take his favorite memory of Occidental, for example: When he was a first year, a massive rain storm flooded the campus and knocked out the power lines for three days,…

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