Kwan Fong Gallery


Year: 2005

LA/24 Multimedia Exhibition showcases life in Los Angeles

November 4, 2005

On view November 4 – 17, 2005 The design journals of multimedia students at California Lutheran University will be on display from Friday, Nov. 4, through Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture in the CLU Soiland Humanities Center. The exhibit officially opens on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. Los Angeles is one of the largest and most powerful cities in the world. With more than 20 million people in the greater metropolitan area, it dominates world culture with the Hollywood and Disneyland mystique. To present 24 hours in the life of a small town is one challenge, now the task is to capture 24 hours in the life of a megalopolis. With bold, innovative presentation techniques, the multimedia students will provide an LA experience you’ll never forget. Read More

TO/24 Multimedia Exhibition

October 17, 2005

On view October 17 – 31, 2005 The design journals of CLU’s multimedia students will be on display from Monday, Oct. 17, through Monday, Oct. 31, in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture. The exhibit officially opens on Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. Present 24 hours in the life of your community. That’s the challenge given to the multimedia classes this semester. Go out to your community and find out what happens in one day – 24 hours/1,440 minutes/864,000 seconds. What makes the town tick, where is its heart, its soul, who are its heroes, villains, celebrities and elders? Collect all the behind the scenes stories and share them with the community: the feelings, the visions, joys and sorrows. Using photography, graphic design, sculpture, surround sound, video display and projection, the students will create a dynamic, innovative multimedia presentation and exhibit that will inspire you with spirited and poignant answers. Read More

The Veteran Fishermen of Ballona

September 9, 2005

On view September 9 – October 6, 2005 The newest paintings by Christophe Cassidy will be featured in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture from Friday, Sept. 9, through Thursday, Oct. 6. An opening reception will be held in the galleryon Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The Veteran Fishermen of Ballona is a series of paintings inspired by the concrete landscape/seascape of Ballona Creek, which runs through Los Angeles under the 405 and 90 freeways and pours out into the Pacific at the mouth of Marina del Rey harbor. The place has a semi–industrial, semi–wild feel to it, and a vast variety of animals and birds inhabit its concrete route. It can also be a solitary space where many people find refuge from urban life. These paintings are a tribute to this poetic concrete wilderness. Cassidy is a successful painter and muralist who lives and works in Los Angeles. He moved to California as a boy from his native France and grew up visiting museums in the United States and Europe. He is well versed in contemporary trends and materials, but it is the purity of painting on canvas or paper that continues to ... Read More

Senior Art Exhibition 2005

April 16, 2005

On View April 16 –  May 14, 2005   Opening Reception: Saturday, April 16,  2-4 p.m Participating in the exhibit are Libby Adams of Moorpark, Jamie Alarcon of Newhall, Michelle Chandler of Boise, Idaho, Alice Franze of Millersville, Pa., Rocio Hernandez of Oxnard, Chrystal Martin of Thousand Oaks, Kathryn McCollough of Temecula, Shelly Moore of Thousand Oaks, Danielle Rios of Ventura, and Tiffany Tumacder of Plano, Texas. The display will feature drawings, photography, paintings, printmaking, computer graphics, ceramics, mixed media and sculpture. Admission is free. For more information, please call the Art Department at (805) 493–3315. Read More

Interactive Arts Festival

March 6, 2005

On View March 6 – March 13, 2005 Opening Reception: Sunday, March 6. 6 p.m. The Fourth Annual Interactive Arts Festival will showcase works by CLU students, faculty and local new media artists. The weeklong festival features a gallery exhibit as well as panels and speakers on a variety of topics relating to digital media. Read More

Multimedia Design Journals on Display

January 30, 2005

On View January 30 – February 27, 2005 As part of their course work, the multimedia students keep a daily design journal of their lives in which they chronicle discovered moments, points in time that are amusing, sad, stupid, funny, inspirational, joyous, thought provoking or perplexing. From these unique experiences, the students create pages filled with images and words that portray their individual perspective on life. These journals prove that the simple decision to stop, observe, perceive, record can reap amazing results. Already at this beginning stage, the work reveals the sparks that will mature into a unique style, a signature look, a distinctive voice, a compelling vision. The collective power of the students’ work challenges you, the viewer, to bravely take the joyous leap and start your own journal. The inspiration you feel here is a delightful invitation to begin that exciting journey. Admission is free. For information, please call the University Relations Office at (805) 493–3151. Read More