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Tracing the artist’s constellation: Student featured in campus gallery

Tracing the artist’s constellation: Student featured in campus gallery

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 15
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

All of the particles in our bodies are descendants of dead stars. The concept, made popular by scientist Carl Sagan in the 1980’s, is also the inspiration behind Cal State East Bay senior Bob Pero’s photo series “Particle Theory” which features portraits of people overlaid with images of sta...

Exhibit celebrates 50 years of the Black Panthers

Exhibit celebrates 50 years of the Black Panthers

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
February 15
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Visitors of different ethnicities and ages filed into the gallery space on a recent Friday, some visiting for the first time, and some returning for another glimpse of the popular Black Panther exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California. Dim lighting and colors of black, red and blue immediately su...

Oakland nonprofit beautifies Chinatown with golden dragons

Oakland nonprofit beautifies Chinatown with golden dragons

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 8
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

In Oakland’s Chinatown, 99 large golden spray-painted dragons adorn the sides of buildings throughout the 16-block neighborhood. The buildings serve as a gallery of sorts; one piece of art leads visitors to others nearby within the line of sight. The dragons were created by graffiti art...

Adobe Art Gallery explores future of art

Adobe Art Gallery explores future of art

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor
January 25
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

There are no two identical pieces, and it’s evident that each of the watercolor, acrylic, oil, photography and ceramic works created by 59 artists featured in a new Adobe Art Gallery exhibition have their own story, influences and inspirations. Through March 4, Adobe Art Gallery in Castro Valley, a public...

Local artist creates conversation through murals

Local artist creates conversation through murals

Christine Andersen,
Contributor
November 2
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

If you’ve ever driven around Hayward on Mission Boulevard, you may have noticed beautiful and vivid murals adorning walls and structures. Many of these murals are the work of local artist Jean Bidwell. Bidwell started out painting murals for her friends and family. She transitioned to painting...

Staff and faculty art featured in campus exhibition

Staff and faculty art featured in campus exhibition

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 19
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Art is on full display on the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus The 2016 annual faculty and staff exhibition kicked off on Oct. 11 with an opening reception that introduced attendees to the pieces. The exhibition is located in the University Art Gallery in the main lobby of the Art & Education ...

Benicia artist brings Louvre to the Bay

Benicia artist brings Louvre to the Bay

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
October 5
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When I stepped into Mernie Buchanan’s booth at the 14th annual Pleasant Hill Art, Jazz and Wine Festival last weekend it felt like I had entered a French museum. Gold lettering identified the make-shift gallery “The Faux Louvre,” and elaborate paintings and ornate frames, painted to...

Local artist captures Hayward diversity in mural paintings

Local artist captures Hayward diversity in mural paintings

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 21
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When the sun sets over the Hayward Hills, the majority of people head home from work, cook dinner and settle in for the night, but not artist Andrew Kong Knight. At nightfall, the Hayward native can often be found dressed in his painting “uniform,” consisting of a sun visor, headphones and paint-spattered...

Black female divinity transcends art

Black female divinity transcends art

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 10
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Throughout history, Black women’s contributions to society have essentially been disregarded. The artists of “The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming that God Code” felt the importance of extreme self-love was a matter significant enough to explore through artistic medium and show the world how much...

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Oakland museum thrives on Friday night

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor
June 9
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

It is 4:50 p.m. on a beautiful Friday afternoon in Oakland. Nineteen food trucks from Off the Grid, an organization that hosts street vendors and food trucks at different locations throughout the Bay Area, line up at 10th and Oak Street, right outside the Oakland Museum of California. The 10th Street A...

Art a lifestyle for CSUEB students

Art a lifestyle for CSUEB students

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor
February 11
Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

  The university’s Bachelor of Fine Arts is hosting its annual art exhibit. Two of the artists featured share their passion and the deeper meaning behind their work. Art is not just a school project for them, but a way to communicate important and challenging messages. The gallery is open Mon...

Campus upgrades technology with 3D printers

Campus upgrades technology with 3D printers

Jonathan Can,
Contributor
November 4
Filed under Campus

In the new print lab in the Art building sit two small, white, futuristic looking cubes: two pieces of technology that are Cal State East Bay’s first glimpse into the future of printing. “They’ve been kind of a carefully guarded secret,” said James Saxton, the lab coordinator who is in ch...

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