News Release| Cal State L.A.; Senior Art Projects


Fine Arts Gallery to showcase design, studio, fashion options Dec. 7-13

Los Angeles, CA –  “Creativity Without Borders”—an exhibition of senior projects from the Department of Art at California State University, Los Angeles—will be presented in the University’s Fine Arts Gallery Dec. 7-13.

The exhibition showcases the department’s three program options of Design, Studio Arts, and Fashion & Textiles.

According to a faculty advisor, each work reflects a profound attention to aesthetics while simultaneously addressing the theory and practice within each option.

For the Design Option, several students sought to re-package and re-brand existing companies and their products.  For Studio Arts Option, student approached social issues—such as the meat industry, the physiognomy of animals, and the architecture of place and body.  For Fashion & Textiles Option, merchandising students worked with fashion designers to create displays showcasing original pieces.

“Creativity Without Borders” serves as both a culmination and initiation for these 23 graduating seniors: Dita Barcia, Kate Chu, Luciana Craig, Lilly Cuevas, Kat Cutright, Darwin Dominguez, Jesse Gomez, Aurelio Gonzalez, Lynette Guitang, Connie Hang, Jammy Hien, Karen Hirosawa, Harvey Huggins, Pei-Fen Ko, Renee Lam, Sylvia Lopez, Abigail McLucas, Sedrak Melikyan, Dalia Monserrat, Jennifer Oh, Erin O’Neal, Evonne Pina and Scott Tuscher.

A public opening reception for the artists will be held Monday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m.

EXHIBITION:           “Creativity Without Borders,” exhibition of senior projects.

DATES:                      December 7 - 13, 2009

HOURS:                     Monday - Thursday, and Saturday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:              The Fine Arts Gallery is on east side of the CSULA campus, in the
                                                Fine Arts Building.

DIRECTIONS:           Cal State L.A. is about five miles east of downtown Los Angeles,
at the junction of the 10 and 710 freeways.

PHONE:                     (323) 343-4040.



Exhibition contact:


Karen Lanzoni:

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