May 2016

Wk15-Artist Conversation-

Artist: Nancy Young

Exhibition: As the Crow Flies

Media: paper, ink, transparencies, litho stone

Gallery: Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery

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Nancy Young is a very busy individual. Besides being busy completing her BFA in Printmaking at CSULB. She is also a programmer at City of Orange. Nancy stated that one of the reasons that it took her so long to finish her degree was due to some personal problems which she actually opened up about. She overcame those obstacles and did not let them hold her back. Having a positive impact on her life.

Young’s art work was very interesting. In consists of printmaking techniques such as lithography and a photo-polymer plate. In some of her pieces she was actually able to carve crows into what seemed like metal plates. Those plates seem rough to the touch, as opposed to the ink pieces which seemed very soft to the touch. Making her art both smooth and sharp.

Young wanted to be unique with her art. She also had a specific plan to follow. Like a bird eventually leaves its nest, Young wanted to travel to different workshops and create a piece at each workshop. She used all these landscapes as inspiration which she described as everyone having a different perspective of. Traveling and making a new work at each location was a very unique, just as she expected it to be.

Overall, Young’s work was very personal to her. Which makes it have meaning and for her to share that with everyone at the gallery was special. My favorite pieces were definitely the metal plates. Her ability to perfectly carve a crow onto a metal plate fascinated me. Not to undermine her prints, which were also fascinating. Every obstacle she overcame led her to make her beautiful art.


Wk 15-Student Conversation- Morgan Moore

This Thursday I met Morgan Moore. He is a second year at CSULB studying Business Marketing. He is from Santa Monica but lives in Long Beach. He chose CSULB because of the distance away from home. It is not too far yet not too close. His favorite thing about Long Beach is all the similarities it has with Santa Monica as well as the diversity in Long Beach. His least favorite thing is the professors. He has experienced more bad professors than good professors in his two years at Long Beach State. He doesn’t know where he wants to be in 5 years but definitely doing some ad campaign work. Marketing is more behind the scenes work, where as ad campaign is the opposite. Which is what he plans on doing someday.


Wk 14-Sketching in the Garden

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This Thursday was actually the first time I have visited the Japanese Garden on campus. I have been a student at CSULB for 3 years so that is a bit surprising. I was surprised at all the detail the garden had and how big it was. It does not look that big from the outside. I tried taking pictures to capture as much of the area as I could. People walking, the water moving due to the fishes and so on. My sketches on the other hand, are not as great as the pictures but I tried to show there is fishes and ducks in the garden as well. Overall, I really enjoyed this activity. It was a very relaxing way to start my day.

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