Kwan Fong Gallery


Year: 2003

Alumni Art Exhibit

October 28, 2003

An exhibit of the work of artist and teacher John Luebtow will be on display in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture through Saturday, Nov. 22. Luebtow, a 1967 graduate of CLU, has received acclaim for his art and his teaching including recipient of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts’ Teacher Recognition Award. He was also voted among the Outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century by the International Biographical Center. Also on display are photos of India by CLU alumnus David Waage ’83 and Carlmike Lagasca. Read More

The Art of John Solem

September 24, 2003

The viscosity etchings and ceramics of artist John Solem will be on display in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture in the Soiland Humanities Center through Sunday, Oct. 26. Solem is a faculty emeritus of the CLU Art Department and a resident of Yosemite Lakes Park north of Fresno. The “Wilderness Spirit” collection represents his direct experience with nature in Alaska, the High Sierra, the Canadian Wilderness and the Grand Canyon over the last 30 years. His artwork is best actualized through the flow of the sensory experiences with the natural world and shows a deep spiritual relationship between the artist and the wilderness. Read More

Senior Art Exhibit 2003

April 16, 2003

CLU’s annual Senior Art Exhibition will be on display through Saturday, May 17, in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture in the Soiland Humanities Center. Participating in the exhibit are Margaret–Marie Cruz of Walnut Creek, Thomas Ham of Yreka, Christopher Marshall of Spokane, Wash., Lisa Skouros of Van Nuys and Brian Yi of Oxnard. The students will curate and hang the exhibit as part of their learning experience in the Capstone course for art majors. Read More

Interactive Arts Festival 2003

April 6, 2003

On View April 6 – April 12, 2003 California Lutheran University will host the second annual Interactive Arts Festival in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture. The theme for this year’s festival is “Architectural Boundaries.” Work by CLU students, faculty and featured new media artists will be on display in the Kwan Fong Gallery, Richter Hall and Overton Hall. The festival, organized by the CLU Multimedia Program in collaboration with the Music, Biology, Art, Computer Science and Communication departments, is being held concurrently with the Music Department’s Festival of New Music. Admission is free. Read More

Kinetic and Metal Sculpture Exhibit

March 5, 2003

An exhibit of unique sculpture created by Bob Privitt will be on display in CLU’s Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture through Tuesday, March 25. Privitt is an artist in residence and an art professor at Pepperdine University’s Seaver College. Working primarily in metal, the accomplished sculptor has won more than 35 awards in juried exhibitions. His work has been shown throughout California and the Southwest and can be found in many private as well as public collections throughout the United States. Read More

Art of Gretchen Beck

January 28, 2003

CLU’s Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture is featuring an exhibit titled “Paradoxical” by Professor Gretchen Beck through Sunday, March 2. The work was inspired by the Fulani people of Niger in West Africa. Beck is director of the Art Department at Concordia University in Irvine. “Paradoxical” includes images inspired by the Nigerien environment in West Africa. The exhibit focuses on the Fulani people, examining the role of art within their culture and how images provoke our imaginations when considering the challenges of the Nigerien people. After graduation from college in 1992, Beck served three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, a land–locked country located in the Sahel desert. Presently, much of the Sahel suffers from severe deforestation, which makes it difficult for the population to produce enough food to survive. Read More

’65 for 65′

January 23, 2003

On View January 23 – February 7, 2003 To celebrate her 65th birthday, artist Susan Phelps Pearson set herself the challenge of creating one new work each day for 65 days. She was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, who late in his life produced a painting a day for some 70 days. A well–known painter and assemblage maker, the Altoona, Wis., artist will exhibit her “65 for 65″ series. Included in the series are colored pencil drawings, chalk drawings and wire sculpture. The exhibit will also include representative assemblages and recent paintings. Pearson is currently writing and illustrating a book about Christmas in the 1940s inspired by old family photos and pleasant memories of family Christmases. Read More