Week 15: Eye catching art work!

This week’s art work was really amazing, nonetheless I must say that this week I saw something that just blew me out of proportion. The art work or rather sculpture of the animal that seemed to be a cat or some sort of dragon cat was really eye catching. I just could not believe it was an art piece as it was extremely realistic. Although I really wanted to touch it, I did not as I respect the hard work of the artist. I must say if that art piece was up for sale I would consider buying it, it was just to cool. Similarly all of the other art pieces in the room were very attractive. Here are some photos of the art work that I considered my favorite at the time.

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Week 14: Fantastic Art!

This weeks art show made it quite difficult for me to decide which art piece to choose as my favorite, the gallery room was just filled with awesome work. I have attached some pictures of some of my favorite art pieces of this weeks art show at the Gatov galleries. Although I could not find a specific connection with the art work that I found eye appealing this week, I did enjoy the detail and the extreme precision of how realistic of of the portraits displayed looked. I assume I could say that I relate to the painting with the family that you can see here below. The reason why I think I might relate to that art piece if because the family looks as if they might belong to a certain hispanic culture, Mexican culture being my own. Furthermore, I really enjoyed the emotions that these paintings expressed. The painting in the man in orange gave me a feeling of someone with a very serious background. I was unable to confirm this but I believe the orange outfit to be uniform of a prisoner. Overall this weeks art work was quite fascinating, here are some photos of the art pieces displayed.

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Week 13: Meeting Valerie!


This week I met Valerie Arredondo, she is a freshman student here at The Beach and is pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Ms. Arredondo went to Long Beach Polytechnic high school. She was born and raised in long beach and continues to live here in the city where she commutes to the University on the daily basis. She currently plays Rugby and swam all four years during her high school times. The most interesting part of the conversation was when I introduced myself to Valerie because my spouses name is Valeria which is very similar to Valerie. Valerie was very polite and extremely outgoing, I encourage other students to interview her sometime during our final 2 weeks of class. Check out her blog at https://valarredondo.wordpress.com/.

Week 12: Art art the Werby

This week’s art work was quite fascinating. At the Werby gallery I saw the following art piece;


In addition to enjoying the art work, I actually learned something new about working with art. I use to think that every part of the art work was intentionally crafted to represent or mean something in specific. I believed every part of an art piece had meaning. Nonetheless when the artist Piet explained how he simply added the square on both ends of the art piece or rather through the art piece was because it was not symmetric to his eyes. Adding the hole on both ends and placing a white ball in the center completed the art piece. Actually listening to an artist describe how he simply added something to his work because it was what he believed to be missing was eye opening, as I believe the entire art work was to be based on meaning. Overall, I really enjoyed Piet’s Art show.

Week 10: The Wonders of Dawn Ertle’s Art Work

This week was a very interesting week as far as art work goes. After looking at Dawn’s art work my perspective on art totally changed. I quickly began to engage more with art and realized that art can be alive. Her art work was fascinating, and the ideology behind her work made it even better. Although I did not get all of her art pieces titles I did engage with almost all of her work which was displayed at the Gatov-West gallery. Previous from this day I believed art to be a simple way of expression. What I mean by this is, I thought art was expressing your feelings in which ever way possible. Nonetheless, I found Dawn’s art work extremely complex and sophisticated. As an engineering student I enjoy art because it is the smoothness in my life, it is the distraction from my everyday logical life. However, this day I saw art being engineers. I can prove this was extremely complicated because of the displayed blue prints of her work. Every single piece was carefully constructed and engineered.

Here are the pictures to expressing the complexity of her work.

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In addition, to her art work being complex, a very interesting part of the work was the ideology behind it and how it was implemented to have meaning. What I mean by this is how it broke down into songs and what they meant towards the art work.

The following pictures describe what I mean:

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Overall, I really enjoyed Ertle’s art work and greatly consider and appreciate the time and dedication that was implemented into her work. To show my interest and appreciation towards her art work I took some photos with her art work along with my beloved wife. Here are some of the pictures which we took.

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Week 8: The adventure at the Gatov-west and Gatov-east

I consider myself a lucky student because I have the opportunity to admire all of the wonderful creations of the students and artists who express their art work at the CSULB Art-Galleries. This week in specific I had the privilege to observe some great art pieces. With lots of ambiance and many things to explore this week was a busy week during my Art 110 period. It was hard for me to focus in one place so I decided I would discuss everything I enjoyed. The carrot juice was my favorite, the stories behind the interesting art pieces were also very interesting. Here are some of the masterpieces that I enjoyed.

a) This art work really caught my attention, to me it was a bit confusing but really interesting. I see a lot of abstraction here and as a computer engineering student were everything is straight forward logic and structural this is a way to soothe my mind.


b) This was a very cool activity, the artist hosting the art show in the gatov-east hosted a photography exhibition. They were allowing students to take pictures as they desired and then uploading them to the tv which was to the left of the activity. I found this to be quite amazing!IMG_1114IMG_1113

c) Juicing was a very interested part of week 8. I didn’t even realize that this could be considered art before this day. I just enjoyed how well connected everyone was and everyone had a smile, it was a great time!


d) This art work had a great story, although extremely sad very amazing how the art work was displayed. I am sure this was a whole lot of dedication. Form hanging up every piece to signing to labelling. This was really an eye catcher as son as I walked int to the Gatov-west gallery.IMG_1117

Overall, I had a great time!


Week 7: Meeting Jacob

This week was very interesting as far as conversations go for art 110. I had the pleasure to interview Jacob with the great last name of Macmaster(Hope I spelled this correctly). Jacob is from Fresno and is now attending CSULB in pursue to become a dentist. Some great things about this interview was that I learned many new things. For instance, I was not aware that if you study biology you could become a dentist, that was an eye opener. Furthermore, Jacob spoke a bit about his past and told me how he used to be an EMT which stands for Emergency Medical Technician. Jacob read the email where CSULB accepted his application and he decided it was time to change things around and start something new. Here in Long Beach he met his other half, which is now engaged to him. The ironic thing about this is out of all people my wife walked up to his other half and interviewed her without even knowing. At the end of our interviews we decided it would be cool to take a group picture and use it as our on our post. It was a pleasure meeting Jacob and his other half Alex. Best wishes for them and happy to have met another young couple who are considering marriage.