Jessica Bocinski

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“The Artist is Present” – New Escalette Podcast Hosted by Catalyst: A Creative Industries Podcast

June 30, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

The Escalette Collection is excited to share our new mini podcast series hosted by Catalyst: A Creative Industries Podcast, titled “The Artist is Present.” In this series, students interview Escalette Collection artists, asking questions about their artistic practice, career, and interests. A new episode will drop every Thursday during the month of July. You can

New Student Curated Exhibition in Beckman Hall

May 17, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

The 3rd floor of Beckman Hall recently got an art makeover by students in Micol Hebron’s Contemporary Gallery Practices course. Throughout the Spring semester, the students in Gallery Practices worked together to conceptualize an exhibition and select artwork from the Escalette Collection to be featured in Beckman Hall. Since the students in Gallery Practices came

Upcycled Exhibition Tote Bags Get Yours Today!

April 21, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

This year, the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art is excited to celebrate it’s 10+2 Year Anniversary. Milestones like this give us the opportunity to look back at how much we’ve accomplished over the years. We felt particularly nostalgic looking through the stacks of retired exhibition banners saved from the past 10 plus years. Embedded within

32K in ’22: Help the Escalette Match its NEA Grant

April 18, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

As a “museum without walls,” the Escalette Collection fills Chapman’s campus with enriching, thought-provoking artworks that impact life on campus for thousands of members of the Chapman Family every day. In 2021, we were honored to receive a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Arts that will allow us to commission an artwork

Wind and Imagery of Migration: Interview with Escalette artist Bovey Lee

April 7, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month, Escalette Director, Fiona Shen, joins Hong Kong-born artist Bovey Lee, to discuss the imagery of migration and the freedom of creative practice. FS: So much of your imagery is airborne. I’ve noticed paper airplanes, balloons, streamers in the wind and birds, waves, sail boats, and

Challenging the Male Gaze Women Artists Reclaiming Representation

March 14, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

Have you ever heard the phrase “male gaze”? It was first coined in 1975 by film critic Laura Mulvey to describe how women are represented in visual arts and literature. She noticed that in movies, advertisements, literature, art, etc., women were often presented as objects of pleasure for heterosexual male viewers. This pattern reinforces a

An Exploration of Black Excellence in the Escalette Collection In celebration of Black History Month

February 9, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

In celebration of Black History Month, the Escalette Collection of Art shares ways to engage with artists whose works explore Black history, culture, and its influence on America. This blog post features things to see, listen, read, experience, and create this month and beyond. See Artists on Display As a “museum without walls,” the Escalette

Student Perspective Engagements with the Escalette Collection

January 13, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

The Escalette Collection is looking back at some of the amazing work students created in the Fall 2021 semester based on artwork in the collection. Displaying artwork throughout Chapman’s campus gives students the opportunity to engage with the collection, whether in their classes or just walking by. By bringing their unique backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge to an artwork,

This Land is Your Land Student Curated Art Exhibition

January 7, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

For the students in Dr. Fiona Shen’s First Year Focus (FFC) class, “Exploring the Escalette Collection of Art: An Experiential Journey,” the weeks leading up to finals looked a little different. That’s because their “final” was to collaboratively curate an art exhibition related to Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Environmental Justice

Food for Thought Art Tour Reheating the Leftovers

December 7, 2021 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

Hungry for art? Recently, the Escalette Collection of Art kicked off the holiday season by hosting the inaugural Food for Thought Art Tour, exploring artwork in the collection that features food. This tour was developed and given by Student Art Ambassadors Ivanna Tijitra (‘25) and Yandel Salas (‘25), who focused on themes of food as

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