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Jessica Johnson

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“Levateur” vs. “Levitation” Comparing the Outdoor Sculptures of Tony DeLap

May 1, 2017 by | Art Collections at Chapman University

Nestled between the Leatherby Libraries and Oliphant Hall stand two unusual steel sculptures. Both demand attention from all who walk this space; one is perched atop two uneven grassy knolls, creating an overhead canopy, while the other stands among the passersby, leaning precariously into their space. These pieces, titled The Levitation of the Enchanted Princess and Le Levateur, are by

A Conversation with Štěpánka Jislová Comic Book Artist and Wilkinson College Scholar-in-Residence

December 7, 2016 by | Art Collections at Chapman University

The Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, in collaboration with a “Getting to Know Europe” grant from the European Union, launched a Scholar-in-Residence program that gives European-based visual artists and culture professionals an opportunity to bring their work into the Chapman community and engage with new perspectives and ideas. This semester’s Scholar-in-Resident was Štěpánka

Margaret Sosa Precision and Papel Picado

November 4, 2016 by | Art Collections at Chapman University

The Clear-cut panel event on the art of papercuts, and the exhibition, Geometric Aljamía , focuses on the art of papercutting from diverse cultures around the world. One of these international techniques is known as, “papel picado,” a Mexican style of papercutting that has roots in the country’s ancient history. In pre-Hispanic Mexico, the Aztec

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