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The Light and Space Movement Combining the Momentary and the Permanent

March 10, 2017 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The light and space movement originated in Southern California in the 1960’s and was directly influenced by California Impressionism in combination with the development of Minimalism in the 1960’s. The Light and Space movement focuses on utilizing light in order to create color and form, similar to the technique used by California Impressionists.  Prominent artists in

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Capturing the Journey An Interview with Wilkinson Scholars-in-Residence

February 23, 2017 by | Temporary Exhibits

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. Our current scholar-team in

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Moving Forward, Looking Back Goes Digital! Wilkinson Scholars-in-Residence Create Digital Version of Exhibition

February 16, 2017 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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. Our current scholar-team in residence is the

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Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail New exhibition opening in Argyros Forum

January 26, 2017 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail is an artistic project combining photography, video, and sound by Spanish artist Janire Nájera who has explored the Spanish legacy along the Old Spanish Trail. Moving Forward, Looking Back began in March 2014 with a road trip across the Southwest following the footsteps of trader

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An Escalette-mas Carol! To the tune of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

December 21, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

You know Dali and Monet and Warhol and Matisse, you know Pollock, Picasso and Rembrandt and O’Keeffe, But do you recall, The most subtle painting of all? Untitled by Mary Corse Was a very abstract piece And if you ever saw it You would even say, “oh geez!” All of the other paintings Used to laugh and call it names They never let Untitled

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

December 7, 2016 by | Wilkinson College Arts

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

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Geometric Aljamía: Papercutting Workshop

November 21, 2016 by | Temporary Exhibits

On November 7th and 8th, students, staff, and faculty alike had the unique opportunity to participate in a workshop dedicated to contemporary papercuts. The workshops were lead by Reni Gower and Jorge Benitez, whose works are currently on display on the second floor of Argyros Forum in the exhibition Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration. Benitez, whose

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Clear-Cut: The Point of Papercuts Recut of the Panel Discussion

November 17, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Last Monday, the Chapman University Art Collections department debuted Clear-cut: The Point of Papercuts, a panel discussion on the art of papercuts in Beckman Hall. Papercut artists and professors Jorge Benitez and Reni Gower kicked off the panel with a brief synopsis of the extensive research and international collaboration that was incorporated into the exhibition Geometric Aljamía: A

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Margaret Sosa Precision and Papel Picado

November 4, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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 people would use tree bark