PCC’s annual student art gallery

On Friday, April 15, PCC’s annual Student Art Gallery opened with the theme “A Room Of Unrelated Things.” The exhibition consisted of some of the projects that they worked on throughout the spring semester. Some of the students felt eager and anxious about having their work up in the gallery. Some felt ecstatic to finally present their art. “It was like a really good experience to be a part of this…” Cameron Monardez said. “There was like some anxiety[..] to actually see your work on …

Virtual museum, real art

The closure of museums does not mean that love for art has to cool down. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is now offering virtual tours and activities that can help us get through the difficult times of social distancing. The museum is offering a different program each day of the week: Back to School Monday, Giving Tuesday, Past, Present & Future Wednesday, Movie Night Thursday, Feel Good Friday, Artist at Home Saturday and Book Club Sunday. They are available on MOCA’s official …

Artist Taiji Terasaki invites to celebrate heroes at border

There’s a saying that history repeats itself, and those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. As a way to remember history, artist Taiji Terasaki created an art exhibition called “Transcendients: Heroes at Border” to celebrate and remind everyone of the heroes — past and present, well-known and unsung — who’ve created an impact in our lives. Terasaki’s exhibition features heroes in the Japanese American communities, as well as local activists, who continue to fight for democracy and justice. Typically, one might …

Local gallery showcases the voices of black artists

The Alkebulan Cultural Center, a small and beige building with miniature palm trees and trimmed grass located in Pasadena, seems unassuming from the outside. But the inside tells a different story with its displays of portraits, paintings and enamel pieces created from the hearts and hands of black artists. The walls are covered with African masks and black-made art from the hands of this month’s displayed artists. African pop music plays in the corner of the small room, forming a playful feeling as visitors gaze …

Artist sews memories and culture into her tapestries

On exhibition at Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts are tapestries by embroidery artist Trudie Strobel that depict memories of Holocaust survival with elements of Jewish history and culture through finely stitched narration and threaded imagery. The exhibition “Trudie Strobel: A Life in Tapestry” features detailed and intricate embroidery of Jewish life, history and culture from times near forgotten in our contemporary age. The 17 individual works are created with threaded technique showing dimensions and colors. At the beginning attendees are introduced to pictorial scenes …

LA professional curates PCC pieces for juried show

Student artists, parents and friends gathered in the gallery in mass crowds to admire artwork from many types of mediums. Blood on canvas, sculptures, paintings and photography decorated the tall white walls. Guests snacked on cookies and cake while marveling at the art. Chatter filled the room with “congratulations,” and loving hugs greeted artists in front of their displayed creations.

Video games, its culture, needs to patch itself to be respected

The Grand Theft Auto franchise is one of the most notorious examples of video games that give the hobby a bad reputation. It has a lot of what people find problematic with gaming; Violence against women, overly sexual themes, drug use, and the modern problem of children (both actual and adults who act like children) shrieking obscenities over their mics.