Wk 15-Artist Conversation-Troy Rounseville

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This week in the galleries, I had a hard time picking which one to do, but then I came across Troy Rounseville’s artwork. With all the fancy wiring to make these musical contraptions function really captivated me and made me wonder what inspired this artist to create this beautiful piece of art. I wondered to myself if each instrument was supposed to make out a song in broken patterns, but who knows. Because I was so wrapped up in immersing myself in Rounseville’s work, I had no time to personally talk to him. However, if I were able to talk to this artist I would tell him how much I truly enjoyed his work and ask him all the thoughts that came to my mind as I was viewing his work. Top job, Troy Rounseville. Keep it up!

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Wk 11-Classmate Conversation-Christian Espinoza

christianFor wk 11, I chose to interview the ever so intelligent and talented Christian Espinoza. He is a first year here at CSULB and is majoring in English Rhetoric. Being the scholar that he is it was no shocker to hear that AP Literature was a breeze for him. He enjoys analyzing literature and is very noble about his choice of major. I then asked him if his site is more focused on literature and promoting his thoughts regarding that field of study. Chris told me that his website is more for Art 110 stuff, but he would like to put personal stuff like his music. I had no idea this guy would be into music, but he enjoys playing guitar and he can sing! I really do hope Chris pursues such an idea, because you never know what he can make out of his hobby. I know he can do it (:

Other than that, I found out that Chris and I both have one thing in common and it was that we both commute to CSULB. He attended Narbonne High School, and is overall a really laid back guy. He was super easy and fun to talk to. Towards the end of our interview, we engaged in a really deep talk about Art with his other friend Bowas and I was very impressed with his mature thoughts on such a matter. I hope I do get to see Christian more outside of class. I wish him all the best in his future pursuits in English Rhetoric and anything else that comes his way in life.

Christian’s website: http://chrisespinoza.com/

Wk 10-Classmate Conversation-Bowas Yang

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LOL “she wasn’t ready” (=

For week 10, I had the opportunity to meet the ever so interesting Bowas Yang. He is a first year here at CSULB and is currently majoring in Film. The reason for picking such a major is due to the fact that he “loves making movies and the art of allusion.” With that sort of response, I was automatically hooked and continued to ask him more about his film work. Bowas told me that he has done a couple of films that are posted on his site and the themes for each film pretty much range according to his mood or what he feels like putting together. He recently did a documentary that took place at Venice Beach and was about one of his friends who has the utmost appreciation of street art. Watch his film here! http://bowasyang.com/category/film/

Other than his film background, I found out that Bowas is a commuter just like myself and used to live in Cerritos. (Small world!) He attended Sunnyhills HS and enjoys playing guitar and listening to music on his spare time. After much discussion, Bowas and his friend Chris captivated me with a deep talk about Art. I really had a great time talking to Bowas and I really do hope all the best for him as he ventures off in being successful in the film industry.

Bowas’s site: http://bowasyang.com/

Wk 9-Classmate Conversation-Kamani Falls

IMG_5722This week I met Kamani Falls of Cerritos, CA. She is a third year here at CSULB and has decided to major in Child Development with a minor in Business in hopes that one day she can open up her own daycare later on in the future. Kamani was so easy to talk to, which made the interview run very smoothly. Learning that she also hails and commutes from Cerritos, Kamani found out some other similar things that we have in common like the fact that we both went to the rival schools in our area. Kamani went to Gahr HS while I went to Cerritos HS. The rivalry between our schools is extremely overwhelming, and either one of us can testify to that, especially Kamani seeing that she was a cheerleader for all four years of high school. Not only that, but being the cheerleader she it, Kamani is a cheer coach for the LA All-Star team where she coaches 3-5 year olds. When asking her about her cheer career Kamani agreed that “once a cheerleader, always a cheerleader”. Kamani has been in cheer for almost all her life and just blossomed in the program exponentially. She loves performing and she definitely loves sharing her love of cheer to the younger generations.

Also, I discovered that Kamani is currently working at Jamba Juice, but is trying to look for another job because she feels that the job doesn’t pay enough for the things they make their employees do. So taking initiative, she is branching out to a job that is more towards retail than dealing with boxes of fruits and vegetables. All in all, it was lots of fun interviewing Kamani and I hope all the best in her future pursuits because I know she can do anything she puts her mind to! 🙂

Kamani’s website: http://imkamanii.wordpress.com/

Wk 8-Activity-EPortfolio

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BEFORE.

For my Eportfolio, I have decided to go from a basic site where I simply turned in my Art110 homework to a site where I am able to share my love of traveling and my aspirations of experiencing new cultures. I hope to use this site to expand on my networking with any other travel junkies out there who share the same passion of just seeing the beauty of the world as it is through vlogs posted on social media and other such mediums. I enjoyed customizing my site and plan on using this site for my future travels. Stay tuned!

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AFTER.

Wk 8-Artist Conversation-Yingying Fu

IMG_5643This piece of art done by Yingying Fu captures the pure essence of the living personalities of the residents of the “Golden Coast”. I personally appreciate the way she envisions these people soaking up the Californian sun. Her brushstrokes are relaxed which already puts the viewer at a sort of calmness when taking in her art piece. Not only that, but her choices of color are very warm and it radiates the already peaceful scenario she is depicting.

Overall, Fu creates a very classy vintage look to the enjoyment of the Californian sun and I do hope to see more of her work in the future exhibits to come.

For more on Yingying Fu: http://greaterlamfa.com/Glamfa2014/fu_2014.html

Wk 8-Classsmate Interview-Sandra Menjivar

IMG_5640Here we are in week 8 of Art110 and I have met yet another friend in this lovely class this past Thursday. Her name is Sandra Menjivar and she is a first year here at CSULB like myself. As we got on with the basic questions, I discovered that Sandra and I have a lot in common! We both come from the Cerritos/Artesia area, attend the same parish, attended the rival schools in our area (I went to Cerritos High while Sandra went to Gahr High), and we both have one friend in common that we both love oh so much! Small world. 🙂 Having breaking the ice in that way, Sandra continues to tell me that she is currently undeclared as her major, but is looking towards to major in Education. She hopes to maybe become a High School teacher, which I hope she does pursue because just by getting to know Sandra during that class period, I can sense that she is the type of person who can do and succeed in whatever she puts her mind to! Not only that, but Sandra also told me that she works on the CSULB campus in the ALI (American Language Institute) department. Her job seems pretty amazing because she gets paid to simply talk to these people who come to study here in America. You go, girl~

On her free time Sandra enjoys running and biking. Basically anything that will keep her fit and active throughout the day. I also discovered that we are both currently taking the same history class that we find a bit difficult, but I know we can clutch this class f’sho. haha Anyways, it was honestly so much fun getting to know Sandra. She is so easy to talk to and I hope we are able to talk more out of class about our similar bonds with our families and other things we have in common.

Sandra’s website: https://sandrmenjivar.wordpress.com/