“Axis Mundo” highlights histories of LGBTQ and Chicanx artists

“Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.” — the current exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Pacific Design Center and ONE Archives’ gallery in West Hollywood — focuses on the intersectionality of Los Angeles-based LGBTQ and Chicano/a artists from…

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…

Brushstrokes and biology: Agnes Waithira shares artistic process and personal narrative

Agnes Waithira (sophomore) shares a birthday with her greatest inspiration, Michelangelo. Working primarily in vibrant acrylics, Waithira’s paintbrush seems to know no limits. Her art graces both canvases and walls, a recent project recreated “The Creation of Adam” in charcoal…

Steven Pereira leaves no blank spaces on Occidental’s walls

Naturally inclined to produce art, Steven Pereira (junior) honed his artistic talents throughout his adolescence to present day. He cites giving up on acting as one of the best decisions he has ever made, as it allowed him to enter…

Guest lecturers discuss their art and Native American culture

Marcella Ernest (Ojibwe) and Keli Mashburn (Osage), two internationally-recognized Native American artists, presented their film collaborations to Occidental students in Choi auditorium Nov. 22, 2016. Ernest is known for her experimental films. Mashburn works predominantly in black and white photography. The lecture…

14th Annual Occidental Film Festival celebrates student work

A professional break-up service, the consequences of drinking and driving and a failed drug bust were just a few of the premises explored at the 14th annual Occidental Fall Film Festival. 13 student films were showcased at 8 p.m. last…

Culture Spotlight: Rosie Yasukochi, artist

There is a rose on Occidental’s campus. You will not find this rose in front of the Marketplace but rather sketching on a bench in the quad or in her backyard. Rosie Yasukochi (junior), a Studio Art Major, is one of…

MorYork: A surreal journey into the mind of Eagle Rock artist Clare Graham

As viewers drift between sculptures of bird bones, towers of buttons and pyramids composed of old wooden rulers, reality in MorYork seems to be made of the same energy that fuels dreams. A space for art and local events, MorYork is a…

Hospital reborn as an art exhibit explores what it means to be human

A forgotten hospital in West Adams has been repurposed as an art gallery. With so many trendy art shows popping up around Los Angeles, it is easy to assume this unusual venue is just an attempt to one-up the hipster…

Occidental’s Wanlass artist in residence embodies art

Rafa Esparza stood on a hilltop in Elysian Park in a white suit with a sequined bullseye on the back. For 14 hours, he whittled branches into hundreds of small daggers. Every few minutes he would stop and collapse on the…

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